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

This year's final morning tea for volunteers was held on Thursday 29 November.

The service hosts regular morning teas to provide opportunities to socialise with volunteers and representatives from 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 celebrated International Volunteer Day on Wednesday 5 December.

Approximately 300 nominations were received for certificates of appreciation from the Armidale Volunteer Referral Service, as part of local IVD celebrations.
See all of this year's Armidale region Certificate of Appreciation recipients. (PDF 373.5KB)

International Volunteer Day (IVD) 2018 recognised 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.

It also recognised marginalised groups and women, who make up nearly 60% of volunteers worldwide, and their impact on building resilient communities.




Jane Davies - AVRS Coordinator

P: 02 6770 3838

E: avrs@armidale.nsw.gov.au

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