Volunteering Illawarra will permanently close on Friday 26 August 2022.
The decision to close this service was made by Wollongong City Council due to changes to the volunteering sector, government policies and funding availability.
Council acknowledges the ongoing value of volunteering in our community, and the important service Volunteering Illawarra has provided since 1998.
Council will continue to support local community organisations through a range of other Community Development and Community Facilities programs.
People looking for local volunteering opportunities can now visit the NSW Centre for Volunteering website. This site also includes a great range of resources for volunteers, and organisations working with volunteers.
Wollongong City Council will also continue to work with volunteers across many of our community programs, such as Bushcare, community transport, libraries, events and more. To learn more, please visit Council’s Volunteering page.
We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to Volunteering Illawarra over the years, including our staff, volunteers and community organisations.