What is volunteering?

Volunteering offers vital help to people in need, worthwhile causes, and the community, but the benefits can be even greater for you, the volunteer. Volunteering and helping others can reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose.

How can you volunteer with the City of Marion?

Volunteering with us is easy. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from, every one of us can make a difference through volunteering.We offer a variety of programs to volunteer in, such as the Community Bus, Libraries, Community Centres, Social Inclusion programs and Justice of the Peace. These varied places have just as many varied volunteers, and we encourage anyone with an interest to apply. If we cannot find a role suitable to you, we will endeavour to find a role outside our organisation. 

If you would like any more information about volunteering, please visit our website.

What types of volunteering can I do already?

We offer a variety of programs to volunteer in, such as the Community Bus, Libraries, Community Centres, Social Inclusion programs and Justice of the Peace. 

These varied places have just as many varied volunteers, and we encourage anyone with an interest to apply. If we cannot find a role suitable to you, we will endeavour to find a role outside our organisation. 

What are the benefits of being a volunteer?

The list is a long one. Through volunteering, you can:

  • *Connect with your community and make new friends
  • *Have fun
  • *Have the opportunity to contribute to social change
  • *Help promote awareness of the needs and services in our community
  • *Become important to someone else
  • *Be a significant part of a team
  • *Interact with people of different ages and cultures
  • *Learn new skills and gain confidence by facing new challenges
  • *Develop professional networks
  • *Receive health benefits such as alleviate depression and increase life satisfaction