"Volunteering is a cornerstone of our local community. Almost every day I am meeting up with people who generously give their time and experience as individuals and groups to build the wellbeing of our community. We love our volunteers." - Cr Michael Britten, Mayor, December 2014.
The Bega Valley Shire boasts some of the highest rate of volunteerism per capita in NSW as well as having over 350 people actively volunteering directly for the Council. Volunteers are responsible for maintaining and managing our beautiful halls, ensuring our cemeteries are shown the respect they deserve, assisting to deliver home library services, as well as maintaining a host of sportsgrounds, parks, gardens and nature strips throughout the Shire.
Regardless of skills, experience, or ability volunteering is rewarding for both the community and the volunteer.
Become a volunteer, it is a great way to make a difference and support your local community.
If you are interested in volunteering for an existing group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Council on 6499 2222.
If you have an interest in the arts and would like to contribute to the ongoing program at the gallery we would love to hear from you.
The Bega Valley Regional Gallery (BVRG) has a dedicated team of volunteers who “gallery sit” on a rostered basis. They deal directly with members of the public – primarily answering visitor enquiries – and are one of the gallery’s most valuable resources.
Interested and reliable people who have a responsible sense of community and a love of the arts are asked to contact council's volunteering team, via phone on 02 6499 2222 or email email@example.com
Nominations are called each year around May but can be submitted at any time and held until they are considered by the Bega Valley Medallion Committee (made up of 4 community members and the Mayor).
Timebanking is a community program that allows the voluntary exchange of services between members.
It’s as simple as give an hour, receive an hour: by giving one hour to helping another member, you earn one hour of time credits which can be used to receive services that are of personal value such as dog walking, ironing, community gardening, massage, language tuition, painting, administrative assistance…you’re only restricted by your imagination.
Everyone can be part of Timebanking as everyone has something to give.
If you have any questions regarding Volunteering, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Anne Cleverley, Community Development Coordinator on 6499 2367 or email email@example.com.