The Armidale Volunteer Referral Service assists people wishing to become actively involved in their local community. Volunteering can provide you with valuable work experience, a chance to contribute to community life, the opportunity to meet new people and allow you to learn new skills.

The AVRS was established in 1998 and is auspiced by Armidale Regional Council. Funding is provided through the Department of Family and Community Services.

Find the right volunteer position for you

The Armidale Volunteer Referral Service can help you find a volunteer position that will suit your skills and interests.  If you’re undertaking training in a community field it’s also possible to help you find a volunteer role that will give you experience in the area you would like to work. To find out about the latest volunteer positions and for more information about volunteering call Jane on 6770 3838, or email avrs@armidale.nsw.gov.au

Register on the Volunteer Application Form 2018 (PDF 103.4KB)

Volunteer Morning Tea – November 29

The next morning tea for volunteers will be held in the Jacaranda Room at 141 Faulkner Street on Thursday 29 November, starting at 10.30am.

This is an opportunity to socialise with volunteers and representatives from volunteer-using organisations and to find out the latest local volunteer information.  Everyone is welcome.

Volunteers morning tea (PDF 372.6KB)

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International Volunteer Day 

Armidale Celebrates International Volunteer Day on Wednesday 5 December.

All organizations with a team of volunteers are encouraged to nominate volunteers (PDF 105.4KB) for a Certificate of Appreciation from the Armidale Volunteer Referral Service in celebration of International Volunteer Day.

International Volunteer Day (IVD) 2018, recognizes volunteers worldwide – with a special focus on local community volunteers who contribute to making their communities more resilient against natural disasters, economic stresses and political shocks.  The campaign theme “Volunteers build Resilient Communities,” combines the recognition of volunteers with concrete evidence from the State of the World's Volunteerism Report (SWVR) 2018.

International Volunteer Day 2018 focuses on the values of volunteerism through the appreciation of local volunteers, including the marginalized groups and women, who make up nearly 60 per cent of volunteers worldwide, and their impact on building Resilient Communities.

In the spirit of this the Armidale Volunteer Referral Service will welcome volunteers to a brunch at the Armidale Town Hall to celebrate their gift to our community.  Volunteers nominated for a Certificate of Appreciation (see form below) are invited to attend the brunch along with their nominators.  The event is open to all nominated community volunteers who accept the invitation which is sent out on receipt of their nomination.



Jane Davies - AVRS Coordinator

P: 02 6770 3838

E: avrs@armidale.nsw.gov.au

For more information on volunteering visit http://www.volunteeringaustralia.org/