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.

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.

To be eligible, volunteers must be over 18 years of age and willing to complete the required screening process, which consists of a Proof of Identity Check, National Police Record Check and a Working With Children Check for those who are delivering services to children.

If you are interested in joining us as a volunteer, please contact the Community Library Service Coordinator on Our coordinator will send you a position description and details of how to apply.

Word for Word Festival

The annual Word for Word Festival has a number of opportunities for people wishing to gain experience in a professional festival environment and become part of making the festival a success.

We look for interested and inspired people over 18 years to join our team of volunteers across a range of roles – Green Room Hosts, Information Desk Hosts, Presenter Support, Session Ushers and Book Signing Marshalls.

Information regarding volunteering at the festival will be posted 6-8 weeks prior to the annual festival in September.

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.

There are no current vacancies for volunteers in the Heritage Centre.

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