Ballarat Community Health works in partnership with the community to create opportunities and supportive environments which empower people to develop and maintain healthy lifestyles and prevent or manage illness.

Our many diverse volunteer roles are closely aligned with this mission:

  1. Needle & Syringe packing for harm minimisation program
  2. Engaging children (through play) who are attending the Tuning into Teens parenting program with their family
  3. Wrapping and delivering Christmas gifts for disadvantaged clients
  4. Citizenship support – assisting migrants to prepare for their citizenship test and/or interview

Needle & Syringe packing

BCH Lucas (could also be at ACU if required)
Every 2nd Wednesday, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Tuning into Teens

BCH Sebastopol (260 Vickers St)
Dates to be confirmed

Christmas presents

BCH Lucas
Early to mid-December

Citizenship support

BCH Lucas or a public library location (could also be at ACU if required)
Dates and times to suit client and volunteer, but will be Mon-Fri 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Remedial gym group

BCH Sebastopol
Mondays and Wednesdays 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

BCH Lucas
Tuesdays 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursdays 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (preferably Physio students).

  • All volunteers must produce evidence of a Police Records Check completed within the calendar year.
  • Most volunteer roles also require a current Working with Children card.
  • Volunteers will be interviewed to ensure a good fit with the role in which they are interested.
  • All new BCH volunteers must attend a volunteer orientation session.
This opportunity can be undertaken individually or as a group.

If you are participating in this opportunity under community engagement time release, then you are covered by ACU's insurances. If you are accessing this opportunity as a volunteer outside of ACU, then you are NOT covered by ACU's insurance policies. If accessing this opportunity as a volunteer we strongly recommend you confirm with the organisation that they have appropriate insurance for volunteers.


How to get involved

To apply for this opportunity, please contact:

Michelle Graffeo - Volunteer & Student Coordinator, Ballarat Community Health

03 5338 4576

This opportunity qualifies for community engagement time release (CETR)

As an ACU staff member, you can apply for up to five days each year to participate in approved community engagement activities that contribute to the common good, address social justice issues in the community, and help those experiencing disadvantage or marginalisation.

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This policy has been developed to support staff to participate in community engagement activities and outlines time release arrangements during normal working hours.

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