Clunes Volunteering Local
The Clunes Neighbourhood House Inc (CNH) is an incorporated, not-for-profit association managed by a community Committee of Management (COM). It provides opportunities for lifelong learning, community engagement and supports initiatives for residents of Clunes and surrounding districts. One way to learn and grow is to become a volunteer. Check out our volunteer positions here by clicking underlined text to access a position description for that role. If the position you're interested in is already filled, there may still be opportunities for you to volunteer in a similar capacity. It takes a Village... It's true. Life is better lived with company.
At CNH you can volunteer in a formal role or get involved in other parts of our organisation that appeal to you, or give you a chance to use skills you want to share or develop. Many of these roles are flexible. Some involve set times and shifts, and others can totally work around your other commitments. Just a few of the informal volunteering opportunities we currently have include:
In late January we will be moving into our new house in the beautiful and historic Clunes Free Lending Library. Our office will be open Tuesday to Thursday, 10am til 2pm. We need people who like to have a chat, are willing to make (and share) the odd coffee and generally just welcome people into the house.
Short shifts are available.
Good community doesn’t just happen. It occurs as a result of people’s actions in the past, present and the future. Like chatting to people? Happy to turn that conversation into a story? Help us build up a story archive of good community in Clunes.
Work from Home option.
Can work around your time commitments.
HANDY OR WISH YOU WERE
We often make products to sell in our social enterprise, BOOM Clunes or items to help beautify our community. Discover how you can get involved.
Can work around your time commitments.
Below are the more formal volunteer roles that we currently have on offer:
Volunteer Events Assistant
The Events Assistant is a voluntary position rostered to assist Clunes Neighbourhood House run community events in Clunes. You don’t have to have event management experience to volunteer! We seek people willing to learn the basics of event management.
You will need to have the ability to follow directions and work as part of a team and enjoy working with the public.
Being a Groundsperson is a voluntary position rostered to assist Clunes Neighbourhood House maintain community gardens and assist members of the community with their garden maintenance.
You will enjoy working as part of a team of friendly volunteers to help mow lawns, weed and plant garden beds and help clean up after the garden work has been done. You don't have to be an expert gardener to volunteer with us.
Download the position description for more information.
Becoming a Maker is a voluntary position rostered to assist Clunes Neighbourhood House prepare its Christmas floats, products for BOOM, and installations in the community.
Be part of a team that is responsible for making and assisting others in the creation of creative pieces for sale, for use in public performance, and for display. You must enjoy working as part of a team of friendly locals.
Cook up the good vibes
with Open House Meals
Cooking for others is an act of generosity and kindness. Spread your gifts further by joining our team.
If you enjoy meal preparation and cooking and would like to work with other like-minded souls cooking up delicious meals for our highly successful Open House Meals program.
Volunteer Meal Deliverer
Beautiful views, no traffic lights - you've gotta love driving around Clunes. Add all the smiles you'll catch when you turn up with a delicious Open House Meal, and you have three good reasons for volunteering as a Meal Delivery Driver:
A good excuse to get behind the wheel and sing 'On the Road Again' - Willie Nelson style.
See Mt Beckworth in the morning light!
Make someone's day by delivering a delicious wholesome meal.
Register now to be Meal Delivery Driver
Put your excellent communications skills to good use
Many of the activities of CNH are community-led. Our Open House Meals for example, were an idea started by one woman who wanted to make a difference. She worked with a team of like-minded people for several years, under the auspice of CNH to provide insurance coverage and further support. Eventually it developed so much momentum that it became a formal program of Neighbourhood House and has involved numerous teams of volunteers ever since.
If you have an idea, you’d like to put into action to make it happen – why not see if we can assist you? Send us an email at email@example.com outlining your ideas. We'd love to hear from you.