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 2020 (PDF 100.1KB)

International Volunteer Day 

The AVRS International Volunteer Day event will be held on 8 December.

The 2020 event will be slightly different to previous years because of social distancing and numbers are restricted to 100 in the venue. The event will therefore be more casual and party-like than previous years. However, it will still be a great opportunity for volunteers to get together and kick off the holiday party season. 

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.

NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards

The 2020 NSW Volunteer of the Year for the New England region is Youth InSearch volunteer mentor and facilitator Molly Moroney.

For the full results and pictures from the virtual New England awards go to https://www.volunteering.com.au/2020-awards-new-england/

So 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. 


Jane Davies - AVRS Coordinator

P: 02 6770 3838

E: avrs@armidale.nsw.gov.au

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