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.

How to become a volunteer

To find out what’s available in volunteer positions in our local area (including Guyra, Uralla and Walcha) call Jane on 6770 3838 or email jdavies@armidale.nsw.gov.au for ideas and information to help you find the right volunteer position for you.

April Get-together

The April volunteer get-together will be held in the Garden Room at Kent House on Thursday, 6 April starting at 3.30 pm, see flyer here. (PDF 238.6KB) This is an informal meeting for current and new volunteers to meet with each other and hear from representatives of volunteer organizations about their latest volunteer positions. Refreshments will be served. There’s no need to book but if you’d like more information call Jane on 6770 3838.

Volunteering Armidale Newsletter December 2016 (PDF 928.7KB)

Register on the Volunteer Application Form (PDF 101.1KB).

2017 New England Volunteer Awards

You can nominate volunteers for the 2017 New England Volunteer Awards from today!

As of 8 March 2017 nominations now open for the 2017 New England Volunteer Awards.

The awards help to acknowledge the thousands of volunteers in the New England area who give their time and expertise to community groups and not-for-profit organisations.

You can nominate volunteers for the following categories which correspond to the NSW Volunteer of the Year Award categories:

Adult (25 – 64), Youth (24 years and under), Senior (65 years and over), Volunteer Team, Excellence in Volunteer Management and The Alwyn Jones Community Service Award.

Nominations which are for both a standard volunteer category and The Alwyn Jones Community Service Award are welcomed.

To nominate an individual or team for any of the above awards fill in the Nomination form (PDF 416.1KB)Nominations close at 4 pm, on Tuesday, 18 April, 2017.

Nomination form New England Volunteer Awards 2017 (PDF 416.1KB)

Nomination form New England Volunteer Awards 2017 (Word Document) (DOCX 147.3KB)


Jane Davies - AVRS Coordinator
P: 02 6770 3838
E: avrs@armidale.nsw.gov.au

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