Become a Volunteer

Volunteers connect closely with the community to help build vibrant places to live, work and play. Volunteers come from all walks of life - business people, community leaders, students, parents and retirees.

Whether you want to help others, gain valuable experience, share your own skills or make new friends, the Shire of Kojonup may have just the right thing for you.

There is a variety of volunteering roles which can be flexible according to your availability, skills and interests.

Help for a day at a special event, be part of a project for a few weeks or contribute to a longer term service.

The Kojonup Shire supports volunteering to:

  • develop and strengthen the links between councils and their communities;
  • provide personal development opportunities for individuals;
  • tap into the skills, experience, talents, energies, ideas and knowledge of people in our communities;
  • enable councils to extend and expand services; and
  • Supports residents at Springhaven Lodge.

A volunteer is a person who:

  • benefits the community, council and themselves by participating in volunteer programs;
  • provides their services of their own free will;
  • does not receive any monetary reward (out of pocket expenses are not regarded as monetary reward); and
  • complements, but does not replace or threaten the livelihood of paid workers.

What's in it for you?

  • share your own knowledge and skills with others;
  • meet new people and expand your networks
  • be involved in activities and programs that make a real difference to your local communities;
  • gain new skills and experience in an area of interest that can create a pathway to employment;
  • helps counteract the effects of stress, anger, anxiety and combats depression;
  • makes you happy and increases self-confidence; and
  • gain companionship and learn life experiences from residents at Springhaven.

If you want a year of prosperity , grow grass.

If you want 10 years of prosperity, grow trees.

If you want 100 years of prosperity, grow people.

Our community will not prosper  without the enormous time and commitment of our volunteers.

Please consider volunteering today.

For further information about volunteering within the Shire of Kojonup please contact the Community Development Officer on 9831 2400 or have read of the Volunteer handbook here.

For further information on volunteering at Springhaven Lodge, please contact the facility directly on 9831 2800.

  Volunteer Awards 2020

Do you know someone who gives up their valuable time volunteering for the benefit of others in the Kojonup community?

Say “Thank you”,

by nominating them for the Shire of Kojonup’s Volunteer Award.

Nomination forms are available for downloading here or you can pick up copies from the Shire Administration Office and Library, the

Kojonup Visitor Centre as well as various businesses in town.

Nominees and Award recipients will be announced at the Shire of Kojonup’s special Volunteer’s Award Ceremony held in October 2020 at the Kojonup Memorial Hall.

Nominations are currently closed.