Become a volunteer

Volunteering can offer great rewards for the volunteer – it can be an opportunity to develop skills, meet new people, and play an important role in your community.

Geelong Heritage Centre

Are you passionate about local history or genealogy? Volunteers at the Heritage Centre work on special projects that increase the accessibility of Geelong’s archival records and enable the public to find historic information about Geelong people, places and events. Volunteer projects may include the arranging, transcribing, indexing and digitising of both public and private records.

We are currently seeking volunteers in Heritage.

Expressions of Interest to join Heritage Centre volunteer team indexing Geelong Council Rate Book records are now being sought. EOI can be submitted up until Wednesday 4 April 2018. Volunteering at the Heritage Centre takes place Tuesday to Friday, between 9am – 5pm. Historic Council Rate Books are an invaluable source of information about people and property. They usually list the names of owner/occupiers, indicate the locations of properties and give some description of any structures. The Geelong Town/City Council Rate Books have been digitised and this project involves reading original handwriting from a screen, then using basic computer skills to perform accurate data entry.

Download Heritage EOI Form 

Return completed forms to

Working with Children Check
The GRLC is a child safe and child friendly organisation committed to ensuring that all children who visit our libraries have the right to feel and be safe.  Volunteers are required to complete volunteer Police and Working with Children Checks as part of the selection process. You can apply online for a free Working with Children Check by clicking this link.


Home & Community Library Service

Community Library Service volunteers have the opportunity to provide essential library services to community members who are unable to visit our libraries due to illness, injury and frailty.


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