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 

Due to the current coronavirus situation, we have reluctantly decided not to host further morning teas while people’s health might be put at risk. Keep looking at this site and we will update you with advice on when our next gathering is and also some ideas for volunteering from home and training yourself up for new volunteer prospects.

2020 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards are officially open for nominations!

Thus far, 2020 has been a challenging year with drought, fires, floods and a pandemic; volunteers have been on the front line caring for their communities.

The NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards seek to thank volunteers for all the hard work they put in, and what better time to do this than National Volunteer Week. 

The Centre for Volunteering is doing its best to ensure that regional award ceremonies will be held with as many people as is possible present, given the circumstances by the time they will be held, so we hope that things will improve enough that nominees will have the chance to attend a local ceremony.  This would be a wonderful outcome given that the AVRS New England Awards had to be postponed to 2021.


Jane Davies - AVRS Coordinator

P: 02 6770 3838

E: avrs@armidale.nsw.gov.au

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