Volunteering

Volunteering is a great opportunity to contribute to our local community, make friends, develop new skills and have fun! Volunteering is for all ages and types of people in our community from youth through to retirees and everyone in between.

Volunteers at Forbes Council are fundamental to the success of our events, our services and programs and our community engagement. The vital contribution of volunteers enables us to reach out to more people. Volunteers provide an invaluable contribution to the community and to our Council operations in many ways.

Where can I apply ?

Council welcomes Volunteer Applications for a wide variety of organisational areas, events and initiatives all year round, see examples below. So what are you waiting for... get involved !

  • Visitor Information Centre
  • Events & Council Activities
  • Youth Action Team
  • Community Services
  • Community Gardens
  • Parks & Gardens
  • Museum & cultural services
  • Many other opportunities each year!
How to apply ?
  1. Complete the Volunteer Application Form online (here) OR
  2. Complete a one (1) page covering letter outlining your skills and/or experience and why you would like to volunteer with Council.
  3. Submit your application form and covering letter to: Email: forbes@forbes.nsw.gov.au In person: 2 Court Street, Forbes, NSW, 2871
Application Process

Upon submission, Volunteer Application Forms will be forwarded to Council's People & Strategy Division. The People & Strategy Division will review all applications and forward to the relevant supervisor within Council for consideration. The relevant supervisor may contact you to discuss your volunteer application. Volunteers will be notified in writing (either via email or letter) regarding the status of their application within approximately four (4) weeks from the date of receipt. If approved, volunteers will be required to complete Council's Work Health & Safety and Code of Conduct online training modules prior to commencing, and attend a face to face induction session.

Please note, for some areas of Council you may also be required to obtain a vaccination shot or WHS general construction induction card (white) prior to commencement.

Further Information

For more information please contact Council’s Volunteer co-ordinator community@forbes.nsw.gov.au or Council’s People and Strategy Team on people@forbes.nsw.gov.au

Please note, while every attempt will be made to accommodate volunteering requests, there may be occasions where this is not possible due to operational requirements, staffing levels or volunteer places may have reached full capacity.