Definition of formal volunteering

Formal volunteering is an activity which takes place through not for profit organisations or projects and is undertaken:.


to be of benefit to the community and the volunteer;

No payment

for no financial payment; and

Free will

of the volunteer’s own free will and without coercion

Volunteer Positions

in designated volunteer positions only..

The benefits of volunteering


Happiness Volunteers are happier, healthier and sleep better than those who don’t volunteer.

Skill building

Skill building Did you know over 85% of HR Managers look for volunteering on CVs? Learn new skills and get ahead in the job market.


Health Sustained volunteering is associated with better mental health.


The experience of helping others provides meaning, a sense of self-worth and inclusion.

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Volunteering links

Volunteering Victoria is the state peak body for volunteering. –  read more

ChelCSS relies on volunteers to support the agency in meeting the needs of our clients. We at ChelCSS Support and train it’s volunteers in the ‘Community Support workers course –  CHCCS004’ which is a recognised competency based training course. read more