Volunteering

  • We recognise the unique skills, experiences and passion that volunteers bring to our organisation. The City of Stirling has a number of volunteering opportunities across our service sectors.

  • Volunteer types

Community services volunteers

Our community services volunteers are a vital link in providing essential services for people living in the City of Stirling - especially those people who are socially isolated, elderly, living with a disability or new to our community. We have over 500 active volunteers, in 35 different community services roles within the community.

If you’re looking for a long-term, meaningful volunteering opportunity in community services, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator on (08) 9205 8483 or email volunteer.services@stirling.wa.gov.au.

Community services volunteer recruitment process

1. To apply

All our current volunteer roles are advertised through the Volunteering WA and SEEK Volunteering websites.  You can access current vacancies by clicking here.

2. Registration appointment

A 30-minute, face-to-face appointment is booked and you must to provide photo ID and car registration/insurance information. You must also consent to a police check and sign volunteer registration forms. 

3. National Police certificate is obtained

A police check is conducted and the results are sent to the Volunteer Coordinator. If acceptable, an induction into your new volunteering role is organised.

4. Volunteer induction occurs

You must take a compulsory 2-hour induction course during which the City of Stirling’s policies are procedures are covered in detail.

5. Area coordinator contacts 

Once you have completed the induction, the Area Coordinator will contact you to arrange a start date. The City will then provide training, an onsite orientation and name badge.

6. Six week review

The Volunteer Coordinator will conduct a six-week review with the Area Coordinator.

7. Ongoing volunteer rewards and recognition

Volunteers will be invited to the Mayoral Thank You event. Volunteer of the Month Awards are also in place, as well as informal morning teas, BBQs and presentations.

To view this information in Auslan, please watch the video below: 

Volunteer tree planters

The Community Tree Planting Program aims to encourage local residents, families, community groups, schools and businesses, to take part in community tree planting events across the City.

The program also strives to foster a sense of community pride and ownership of streetscapes, whilst spreading the word about the important role that trees have in our lives.

Events take place on a Saturday between late May and August from 9am – 11:30am and are followed by a sausage sizzle for participants.

As a volunteer, you’ll meet all kinds of people of varying ages, backgrounds and abilities. They, like you, want to make a positive contribution to their community and believe that planting more trees is a great start.

Volunteer tree captains

As a tree captain, you’ll lead a small team of local residents and other volunteers at community tree planting events.

Check out the Community Tree Captain Position Description to find out exactly what this volunteer role requires.

Become a volunteer tree planter

Conservation and maintenance volunteers

The City of Stirling manages 616 hectares of bushland, 37 wetlands and 6.7km of coastal dunes and beaches.

We rely heavily on our community-based volunteer conservation groups, whose combined efforts greatly assist the City in the restoration and management of our natural areas.

Conservation volunteer groups take care of tasks such as planting, weeding, clean-ups and providing community information days.

They also assist the City's conservation staff to identify conservation needs and issues within their areas.

Become a conservation volunteer

Top tip

When visiting their local park, many people take a bag with them to collect rubbish. Please dispose of this litter at home or in the park bin. Please don’t leave bags of litter beside the bin for scavenging birds or the wind, which will undo all of your hard work!