The ABS estimated (2011) that there are around 10,000 volunteers in Hobsons Bay. Volunteers contribute to society and the economy in countless ways including: responding to emergencies, looking after the environment, supporting frail or elderly residents and people with disabilities, tutoring, rescuing sick and injured wildlife, running local clubs and organising the myriad of cultural, recreational, sporting and other community events. Council volunteers serve in a range of areas including Meals on Wheels, Planned Activity Groups, community transport, senior citizen groups, the Visitor Information Centre, Friends of the Library, parks and conservation activities.
Volunteers enrich all our lives and their own, through learning new skills, building confidence and making new friends. Volunteering can also provide a pathway into employment.
People interested in volunteering with Council can contact:
- Environmental volunteering: phone 9932 1266
- Visitor Information Centre: phone 9932 4313
- Seniors groups, including volunteer drivers: phone 9932 1586
- Council libraries: phone 9932 3032
- Food services: 9932 4048
People interested in volunteering in the community can contact:
Council would like to acknowledge the work of all volunteers, and thank each volunteer for their contribution to the community.