Join a purpose-driven, dedicated small team and have a real opportunity to influence and change the peak body for volunteering in Victoria.

Employee benefits

We value all our employees and believe your passion and commitment will make a difference to supporting volunteering in Victoria.

Some of the benefits our employees have access to include:

  • Volunteering is vital to the future of Australia’s not of profit sector. You will have the opportunity to be an integral part of meaningful work that supports the sector to be the best that it can be
  • As a recognised charity, you can salary package a significant portion of your earnings
  • A supportive and dynamic working environment
  • We are committed to work-life balance and offer a range of flexible work arrangements
  • We have an ongoing commitment to the health and wellbeing. This includes, sit stand workstations, various health and wellbeing initiatives and Employee Volunteering program.

Title: Volunteer Engagement Officer (paid position)
Location:  Melbourne (West Melbourne)
Organisation/Employer: Volunteering Victoria
Work type: Part-time
Salary: $32.12 – $34.56 per hour (plus Salary packaging, plus Super)
Application closing date: 12 November 2018
Reports to: Sector Development Manager
Sector: Not For Profit (NFP)

About Volunteering Victoria

Volunteering Victoria is the peak body for volunteering in Victoria. Our membership is drawn from volunteer involving organisations (VIOs), volunteer support organisations (VSOs) and volunteers from across Victoria. Our purpose is to provide dynamic and transformative leadership to promote and build a vibrant, prosperous and strong volunteering community that is inclusive, respected and sustainable.

Our vision is resilient communities and empowered and active citizens through volunteering.

Position Purpose

The Community Engagement Officer – Melbourne is responsible for supporting the delivery of Volunteering Victoria’s VSO operations, which aim to enable and maximise volunteer participation and effectiveness in the City of Melbourne and surrounding suburbs.

Position Responsibilities

  • Support the implementation of Volunteering Victoria’s VSO annual activity plan in Melbourne,
    consistent with the requirements of the DSS grant agreement
  • Provision of information to individuals and their communities about volunteering
  • Individualized assistance to match volunteers with opportunities
  • Promotion of volunteering and volunteering opportunities
  • Support the DSS grant agreement requirements by submitting information for six monthly
  • Develop and manage relationships and/or partnerships relevant organisations/networks (such as
    neighbourhood houses and libraries) in Melbourne to support VSO service delivery
  • Proactively work with other Volunteering Victoria staff to ensure the development and delivery
    of programs and activities relevant and essential to the purpose of this role
  • Engage and manage volunteers to support the role as required
  • Adhere to Volunteering Victoria’s policies and processes
  • Other relevant duties as required

Qualifications, Skills & Experience 


  • Networking and relationship management skills  
  • Knowledge of and experience working across diverse NFP environments
  • Knowledge of volunteering and experience in volunteer coordination / management
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office suite of products

Highly Desirable

  • Knowledge of and experience working in a membership association

Personal Attributes

All Volunteering Victoria staff and volunteers are expected to demonstrate Volunteering Victoria’s values which are to be:

  • Collaborative, Transparent, Innovative

Other personal attributes required to do this job effectively include:

  • Commitment to a high level of customer service
  • Ability to work independently
  • Willingness to work as part of a team and share information and expertise
  • Professional and efficient approach
  • Systematic, organized approach and attention to detail
  • Good time management
  • Ability to travel and attend after-hours activities as required

Key Relationships

  • Volunteering Victoria staff and volunteers
  • VIOs, LGAs and other key stakeholders in the geographic focus areas
  • Other VSOs and relevant network members

Apply for the job

Please download the Position Description for more information.

For details concerning this role, or to apply for the role, contact:

Sara Sterling
Phone: 03 8327 8509
Email:, using the subject line: Volunteer Engagement Officer – Melbourne (West Melbourne)


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