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Community Transport

Providing safe and supported transportation of elderly / frail aged, older persons and people with a disability to attend to doctor / specialist appointments, shopping and bill paying.

Volunteer Drivers for the north of the Shire are needed NOW!

Community Transport

Meals on Wheels

Delivering meals once per week to HACC eligible clients. The commitment varies based on the availability of the volunteer. Council will work together with you to arrange suitable involvement.


Let's Go Lego Club

The ‘Let’s Go, Lego Club’ provides a weekly, one hour community based Lego program for children. The creative program uses Lego to explore children’s creativeness of shape, colour, scale and building techniques.

The program is designed to meet the diverse needs of children; in particular the programs have been an effective way to engage children with autism.

The volunteer role will include:

  • setting up and packing up of Lego equipment

  • liaising with parents

  • supervising and directing Lego activities

Let's Go Lego Club

Community Coordinators

Community Planning is a process by which governments, community groups and citizens work together to strengthen and advance the overall wellbeing of communities of interest.

Community planning enables residents to determine priorities for their own future and then implement these priorities with Council support. Communities are invited to come together every two years to review their community plan and the committed volunteers, called Community Coordinators, manage and implement this plan.

Attend Community Coordinators meetings approximately 8 times per year for generally 1 hour to plan and implement community plan priorities.

Every two years, each community reviews their community plan. Community coordinators speak to various groups and individuals to discuss how the review may take place and encourage broad participation.

Community coordinators also take a lead role in establishing a project team to work on a particular priority.

Community Coordinators

Bush Playgroup

Bush Playgroup enables young mothers and their children to get together in a natural environment, enjoying activities overseen by early childhood professionals and volunteers.

These unique play groups have meant that children are encouraged to interact within the environment rather than look for swings and climbing frames to satisfy their needs; to discover simple pleasures in planting bush tucker and to feel greater confidence as they explore their natural world.

During Bush Playgroup sessions volunteers work alongside the early childhood professional to assist parents and their children discover the therapeutic benefits of fresh air, exercise and beautiful settings.

Bush Playgroup

Planned Activity Groups (PAG)

These programs provide planned activities directed at enhancing the skills required for daily living and making and maintaining social connections and friendships.

General mixed groups are based at Bannockburn, Haddon, Rokewood and Lethbridge. Also, two men's specific groups at Bannockburn and Rokewood. Examples of general duties include:

  • Assisting with meal preparation and serving
  • Assisting with and participating in activities
  • Assist with transportation of clients to / from PAG programs
  • Providing general supporting clients
  • Interact and chat with clients

Planned Activity Groups (PAG)

Kindergarten Committees & Playgroup

Council operates kindergartens in partnership with volunteer kindergarten committees. While Council is the licensee and employer for the kindergarten, some other aspects of the operation of the kindergarten are undertaken by the volunteer committee.

Playgroup is for babies, toddlers and preschoolers and their parents or caregivers. Playgroups are informal, low cost and run by the parents and caregivers in them. Adults stay with their children at playgroup. This gives them the chance to meet other people going through similar experiences and ease the isolation that can come with caring for young children.

Kindergarten committees meet every month and there are a range of roles for committee members, including president, secretary, treasurer and fundraising. Playgroups typically meet every week for approximately two hours.

Kindergarten Committees and Playgroup

Chat & Chew Program - Community Meal Volunteers

Each month at the Northern Community Centre in Haddon, Council's Health and Wellbeing team provide a two course nutritious meal. The meal is prepared by a cook and supported by a team of volunteers who assist in food preparation, setting up the room, serving meals and the clean up. Each volunteer also receives a free meal as a thank you for the support of the meal. Between 30 to 40 local residents attend the meal each month.

The meal takes place on the third Thursday of each month and requires approximate 5 hours on that day from the volunteers.

Chat and Chew Program - Community Meal Volunteers

L2P Mentor Drivers

L2P is a community based volunteer program designed to provide young learner drivers who face significant barriers to obtaining their Probationary License with the opportunity to access driving practice under the supervision of a fully licensed volunteer driver.

The role requires the volunteer to:

  • act in the role of a supervising driver and help the young person build-up 120 hours of driving experience prior to going for their Probationary License
  • develop and maintain a purposeful, empowering, supportive and ongoing relationship with a young person
  • Have fun with the learner driver!
  • Meet with the learner driver for at least one hour per week


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Friday, 25 January 2019 - 12:32pm


Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.