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 online or download the Volunteer Application Form (PDF 100.1KB)

Morning Tea

Our November morning tea will be on Thursday, 24 November starting at 10.30 am in the Jacaranda Room at 141 Faulkner Street, Armidale.  There will be cake, tea, coffee and great company.  If you will be attending and have any dietary requirements pleased contact avrs@armidale.nsw.gov.au to notify us of your needs.

Everyone is welcome to attend and if you have any enquiries about this event or about volunteering in general please call Jane on 6770 3838.

National Volunteer Week 2022

New England Volunteer Awards

The New England Volunteer Awards were held in the Armidale Town Hall on 17 May and we were delighted to receive 15 nominations for the AVRS awards and 5 nominations for the Alwyn Jones Community Award.  Winners of the awards were:

AVRS Volunteer Team - Armidale Transport 2 Treatment Volunteers, nominated by Paul Hobson for their work with NSW Cancer Council
AVRS Senior Volunteer of the Year (65 years +) - Jenny Hayden, nominated by Bec Broughton for her work at Guyra HSS
AVRS Employee Volunteer - Armidale Town & Country Real Estate Team, nominated by Kerryn Williams for their work with Armidale Uralla Meals on Wheels
AVRS Adult Volunteer of the Year - Susie Stevenson, nominated by Lisa Evans for her work with the AMEP Program
The Alwyn Jones Community Award was given to the NERAM Volunteer Team, nominated by Phoebe Hillard for their work with New England Regional Art Museum

Congratulations to our winners and thank you to everyone nominated.  You can see photos of nominees and winners at https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzTfD7


Jane Davies - AVRS Coordinator

P: 02 6770 3838

E: avrs@armidale.nsw.gov.au

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