Volunteer for Council

1. Overview

There are a variety of opportunities to volunteer with Gannawarra Shire Council. If you are interested in helping out with any of the services listed above, we would love to hear from you!

2. Gannawarra Non Emergency Transport Service (GNETS)

NOTE: Due to efforts to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, the Gannawarra Non-Emergency Transport Service (GNETS) will be postponed until further notice. For queries, please phone (03) 5450 9333.

The Gannawarra Non-Emergency Transport Service is a community transport service, developed to assist people to access their specialist and/or health care provider in larger regional areas such as Bendigo, Echuca, Shepparton and Swan Hill. GNETS takes the worry out of long distance transport! GNETS could not operate without our volunteer drivers, so if you enjoy driving, meeting and talking to new people and helping others, then this is the volunteer opportunity you’ve been waiting for. For further information contact Council’s Community Care Team on (03) 5450 9333.

3. L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program

NOTE: Due to State and Federal government measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, the L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program is postponed until further notice.

Mentoring with the Gannawarra L2P Program is an rewarding experience with mentors assisting our drivers to gain the necessary driving skills to become independent on our roads. To become a volunteer mentor you need to be:

• Interested in helping young people

• Over 21 years of age; and

• Have a current full Victorian driver’s licence

For further information contact Council’s L2P Program Coordinator on 0427 223 450 or via email at: L2P@gannawarra.vic.gov.au.

4. Meals On Wheels

NOTE: Due to efforts to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, new arrangements will come into effect from Monday, 30 March until further notice. These include:

  • The delivery of fresh and frozen meals on Mondays and Thursdays; and
  • The use of Council staff to deliver meals. 

Council aims to deliver 20,000 meals a year through its partnership with Cohuna District Hospital and Kerang District Health and this would not be possible without the help of volunteers. Meals on Wheels deliveries take just one hour a day and make a big difference to the lives of many. Meals on Wheels not only assist members of our community to remain independent and living at home, but it also builds and sustains our local communities. For further information contact Council’s Community Care Team on (03) 5450 9333. 

5. Gateway to Gannawarra Visitor Centre

NOTE: As part of Federal Government measures announced on March 23 to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, the Gateway to Gannawarra Visitor Centre at Cohuna is now closed until further notice.

The Gateway to Gannawarra Visitor Centre in Cohuna is the primary visitor centre within the Gannawarra Shire. The centre was constructed in 2012 and has proven to be a very popular place for visitors to the area. With, on average, 50 visitors per day, the Centre features a range of local products, souvenirs and artworks, all chosen for their relevance to the local brand. Our volunteers reside in different locations across our Shire including Cohuna, Koondrook, Kerang, Leitchville, Quambatook and the Kerang lakes. Volunteering at the Gateway Visitor Centre provides a great opportunity for community members to assist in promoting the many aspects of their local region. For further information please contact the Gateway to Gannawarra Visitor Centre on (03) 5456 2047.

 

6. Contact Us

If you would like to be part of the Gannawarra Shire Volunteer Team, contact us today!

Kerang Office
Patchell Plaza
47—49 Victoria Street
KERANG VIC 3579

Phone: (03) 5450 9333
Email: council@gannawarra.vic.gov.au

All correspondence is to be posted to: PO Box 287, KERANG VIC 3579