Volunteers make a significant different to the Knox community everyday.
In celebrating National Volunteers Week, Council thanks the 300+ volunteers that work with Council staff to deliver many services including meals on wheels, gardening and planting in local parks and reserves and working at key events including Carols by Candlelight, Knox Festival and Stringybark.
Noel Addicoat, who was named Knox Senior Citizen of the Year earlier this year, has been volunteering with Meals on Wheels for 19 years.
“The meals are important but the human contact is so much more important because there are a lot of people out there who have no family and the volunteers are the only people they see,” he says.
We would also like to acknowledge and thank the volunteers who work with other organisations in the community.
Knox’s volunteer resource centre, Volunteer for Knox (V4K), has been awarded Council Community Partnership Funding until 2026. The group helps prospective volunteers find opportunities and local community groups to recruit volunteers.
Manager Sally Dusting-Laird says over the past year more than 1300 people have expressed interest in volunteering positions.
“We referred 196 Knox volunteers to some of our 156 registered organisations,” she says.
“They contributed 61,152 hours to the City of Knox with the value of their volunteering worth more than $2.56 million.
Volunteer groups can access support through the annual Community Development Fund, with grants up to $20,000 available to community groups and not-for-profit organisations. Applications open 29 May.
Volunteer in Knox
- Events, activities and festivals
- Have Your Say
- Allergen training for food businesses
- Art installations at Stamford Park (and win a picnic!)
- Biodiversity Blitz 2022
- Biodiversity Month 2022
- Biodiversity Month Working Bees
- Christmas and New Year's opening hours 2022
- City Nature Challenge 2022
- Cr Susan Laukens elected Knox Mayor
- Don’t mind the works on Scoresby Road
- Fire Danger Period begins Monday 10 January
- Fire Danger Period starts 30 January
- HV Jones Reserve Project Update
- Help create the future of Koolunga Native Reserve
- Help us tackle graffiti
- Kindergarten community panel
- Knox Festival Twilight Program
- Knox Festival returns for 2022
- Knox tree trails
- Last chance to nominate an everyday hero
- Last chance to take part in Biodiversity Month 2022
- Learn about composting
- Lower your carbon footprint and reduce energy bills
- New home for outdoor dining pod
- Only 4 weeks left to nominate a local hero
- Protecting our green areas and significant spaces
- Public Holiday Opening Hours
- Recycling right for National Recycling Week
- Revitalising Boronia
- Summary of Biodiversity Month 2022
- Totem-ly awesome
- Volunteer Biodiversity Group Anniversaries
- Arts in Knox
Major projects and initiatives
- Building a better Boronia
- Capital Works Projects at Sports Facilities
- Fairpark Reserve
- Gilbert Park upgrades
- Kings Park pavilion
- Lewis Park Masterplan
- Marie Wallace Park Upgrade
- New Knox Library including The Youth Hive
- Regional Netball Centre Expansion
- Stamford Park Redevelopment
- VARMS relocation
- Wantirna Reserve redevelopment
- Community groups and volunteering
- Explore Knox
- A Very Musical Christmas Presented by SLAMS Music Theatre
- Diva featuring Queenie van de Zandt
- Elvis Forever featuring Damian Mullin
- Enchanted Forest Presented by Inventi Ensemble
- Frankie Davis Junior and the Cat Pack
- Keeping Chickens Workshop
- Knox Carols by Candlelight
- Queen Rocks
- Stringybark Festival
- The Alphabet of Awesome Science (School Holiday Feature Show)
- The Piano Men featuring Craig Schneider
- Those Were the Days (The Ladies of the British Invasion)
- You Are a Doughnut (School Holiday Feature Show)
- Knox eNews
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