Winchelsea Community House

Reaching Into The Community

Open 9am-2pm Mon-Fri (school terms)
03 5267 2028
28 Hesse Street
(behind Tea Rooms)
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Volunteering at Winch House

We value the role of volunteers as essential to our organisation and are constantly looking for volunteers to assist in running our community house. There is always lots happening at Winch House, fun to be had and friends to be made.




There are many roles that you can help with from reception, administration and IT, to assisting in special projects, activities or as a child care or holiday program helper. Other roles include toy library helper, gardening, driver, maintenance, committee, group facilitation or just as a general helper.


Volunteers are given an orientation and training in reception and computer skills and there is continued professional development, so that volunteers stay engaged and are constantly learning providing increased job satisfaction.  You may even qualify for a discount to child care.

How to apply

If you would like to volunteer some of your time at Winch House:

  • Drop in to Winch House between 9.00 am and 2.00 pm weekdays and speak to our friendly volunteer reception staff or our Manager.
  • Phone  (03) 5267 2028 and ask for a volunteer pack to be emailed or posted to you.
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any enquiries. 

For Other Volunteering opportunities ...

Why not try Volunteering Geelong

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The role of a volunteer at the House is both a rewarding and fulfilling one. As one who volunteers on the reception desk, the tasks are varied and interesting. It is a place of fun, laughter and warmth, as well as somewhere you want to return to. I would recommend volunteering here to anyone who wishes to embrace the community spirit in a setting which does so much to try and cater for all needs. If you wish to know more, you are welcome to visit.

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I volunteer as a receptionist at Winchelsea House. I heard of volunteering through the Friday playgroup that my daughter and I attend at Winch House. I thought that it was just what I needed to break the rut of being a stay-at-home mum and a wonderful opportunity to meet other mums, and at the same time give Sasha an opportunity to meet some new playmates. I am constantly learning new skills while my child is just next door in Occasional Care socializing, playing games and having an absolute ball in a safe, supportive and nurturing environment. The Childcare staff are fantastic at entertaining and educating the children. Volunteers are offered child care at a reduced rate whist your are volunteering so I jumped at the opportunity. I feel that it is a win for all, Sasha is able to get the early social skills she needs, I am out of the house gaining some valuable experience, and I am also contributing and helping my local community.

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I volunteer in administration at Winch House. My latest roles have been building our new website, publishing the newsletter and typing up display material for all the interesting activities at Winchelsea Community House. There are only a few paid staff at Winch House with limited hours and funds, so volunteers are vital to keep up the smooth running of Winch House. "Volunteering has given me a great way to help the community whilst building my self confidence." It has been a safe and friendly environment to get back into the workforce and before you know it you've made friends, your self esteem is growing and you don't want to leave the place seeing how much your positive contribution to the community is helping.

Posted Date : 11-09-2013
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"Volunteer Roles"

Ph. (03) 5267 2028
Mondays & Fridays
9.00 am - 2.00 pm

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