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Volunteer at Knox

Build knowledge, professional skills and meet new friends, all while making a difference.

With so many volunteering opportunities across Knox, you're sure to find the perfect fit.

Come join the volunteer movement at Knox!

Volunteering in Knox

Discover the latest volunteer opportunities in Knox.


Volunteer with Council


Other volunteer opportunities

Council volunteer opportunities

There are lots of volunteering options at Knox City Council. These include:

  • Meals on wheels
  • Gardens for wildlife
  • Friends groups
  • Childcare and preschool
  • Council-run events
  • Council advisory committees
  • Night Owls Basketball program
  • Ready2Go program
  • Project roles

We also have:

  • Students/interns on placement
  • Participants on Council programs

Want to know more? Don't hesitate to contact us.

Who is a Council volunteer?

A Knox City Council volunteer is an individual who is both chosen by and registered with Council.

They have Council approval to undertake activities in volunteer roles that:

  • Benefit Council, the local community and the volunteer.
  • Are of the volunteer’s own free will.
  • Don't offer a financial reward.
  • Are designated volunteer roles only.

Why volunteer?


There are so many benefits to volunteering.

  • Meeting new people and making new friends.
  • Giving back to, or getting involved in, your community.
  • Experiencing exciting new challenges.
  • Raising awareness of important community issues.
  • Experiencing different cultures.
  • Helping people or contributing to social change.
  • Developing professional networks.
  • Finding a pathway to getting a job or, a course or even training.
  • Learning new skills or gain experience in a variety of roles.
  • Exploring different career and job options.

Before you apply


Volunteering is a rich and rewarding experience, but it's not for everyone.

Before applying think about:

  • The amount of time you can comfortably commit.
  • What skills you can offer.
  • The satisfaction that you would get from the volunteer role.
  • The amount of responsibility you are comfortable with.

All Council volunteer roles require a Police Check. Most roles need a Working with Children’s Check, or for you to have a driver's licence.

We'll specify these requirements before you begin.

As soon as you register your interest, we will contact you to discuss the role and your expectations.

What Council volunteers say

'It's helping the community, making sure people get a wholesome meal on a regular basis. This has been my home for 50 years, so it’s good to give back, and something for me to do in retirement.' Don, Meals on Wheels volunteer.
'I do this as much for myself as well as to be useful to others. Along the way I’ve met lots of lovely people.' Renata, Meals on Wheels volunteer.

'Volunteering with Knox City Council has enabled me to learn about the social and cultural impact of art conservation on a community level and gain practical skills relevant to my degree. The Civic Art Collection is a valuable and unique asset which preserves the history and living memory of Knox City Council.' Emma, Project volunteer.

'I guess what I like about being a part of KMAC is that I am continually amazed at hearing of the wonderful work that is being done in our community, by so many groups and individuals. We hear so much of what is bad about our world, but we rarely hear about the spirit of humanity that is continually working all around us, which is what makes life so worthwhile.' Pat, Knox Multicultural Advisory Committee.

'Volunteering provides a space for me to share my skills and to learn new ones.' Gabrielle, Night Owls Hoops for Youth volunteer.

Got a question?

If you'd like to know more about volunteering opportunities, contact us and we will get back to you.

Or call us on 9298 8000.

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