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 2020 (PDF 100.1KB)

Morning Tea

Our first morning tea for 2022 will be on Thursday, 24 February starting at 10.30am 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, but you will need to comply with NSW Government COVID directives at that time. If you have any enquiries about this or about volunteering in general please call Jane on 6770 3838.

International Volunteer Day 2021

A celebration of IVD was held on Thursday 2 December at the Armidale Bowling Club.  Volunteers and staff from seven volunteer-involving organizations attended the event where they were presented with Certificates of Appreciation by Deputy Mayor, Cr Debra O’Brien.  Around 55 people attended the event and it was wonderful to see people together and having fun again. The past year has been very difficult for most people and the opportunity to meet and share stories and experiences was welcomed. Despite the rigours of the past year volunteers seem to come out of adversity in better shape than many citizens as they have the friendship and support of others on their teams. As a volunteer the act of giving to your community gives back to you many times – the same as giving someone you love a gift they obviously cherish brings as much, if not more, happiness to you. If you’re not currently volunteering and would like to try something out in 2022 you can fill out one of our online forms and we’ll get back to you and match you to something that will give you a satisfying experience as you provide your skills, support and efforts to the good of your community.

You can see some of the volunteers from International Volunteer Day on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AVRService so I hope you’ll be inspired to try volunteering in 2022. 

Click here to view the latest Armidale Volunteer Referral Service newsletter (PDF 699.6KB)


Jane Davies - AVRS Coordinator

P: 02 6770 3838

E: avrs@armidale.nsw.gov.au

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