About Us

Welcome to the Volunteering Illawarra website.

Volunteering Illawarra’s vision is to be a regional centre of excellence that promotes volunteering and the value of volunteers in the community. Our primary activity is the operation of a regional volunteer resource centre across the Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama Local Government Areas.

We also provide training services in the Shoalhaven for managers, staff, volunteers and Management Committee Members.

Our mission is:

  • To promote volunteering to local communities
  • To provide recruitment and referral services for volunteers
  • To provide Corporate Volunteering Opportunities to businesses and organisations  that embrace the National Governments Corporate Social Responsibility platform
  • To provide training and support for volunteers, including management committee volunteers
  • To assist non-profit organisations in need of volunteers with referrals, education, information and/or resources
  • To provide a range of choices of volunteer work across a range of different organisations for volunteers
  • To adhere to the Volunteering Australia “Principles of Volunteering”, Definition of Formal Volunteering and the National Volunteering Standards

Funding and Management

Volunteering Illawarra is a community service auspiced by Wollongong City Council, within the Library & Community Services Division. We are funded by grants from from both the New South Wales and Australian governments.

Our Staff

Volunteering Illawarra employs a team of three staff and seven volunteers. Staff include a coordinator, referral officer and administration officer.

Office hours

The office is staffed Monday to Thursday, from 9.00am to 4.30pm.

Volunteer Interviews

Interviews are conducted between 9.30am and 3.00pm, Monday to Thursday. If you are unable to attend within these times or have special requirements please contact the office on 4227 7163.