Illawarra Newsroom

Wollongong Council Volunteer Expo coming up


An opportunity for anyone looking to volunteer for the community is coming up, with Wollongong City Council hosting an expo.

Have you ever put your hand up to help at your children’s school’s P&C, joined a tree planting day, given your time to coach a local basketball team, or helped run a community event?

If you answered yes to any of these then congratulations, you’re a volunteer! Volunteering comes in a wide range of shapes and forms and many of us are really passionate about helping our community.

We know there are many people who are looking for opportunities to give back and that’s why we’re inviting you to attend the Illawarra Volunteer Expo on Thursday 19 May at the Wollongong Town Hall. Here you can learn about the many different volunteering opportunities available and find out how you can get involved in your community.

“Whether you want to lead a free tour at the Wollongong Art Gallery, deliver library books to people who are house-bound, plant trees in public spaces, help run a major event, support young people through youth activities, give homework help to students from refugee backgrounds, or drive community members who lack transport to their appointments – there really is a volunteering opportunity for everyone,” Wollongong City Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery AM said.

“Best of all you can tailor your volunteering work to suit your schedule as there are hundreds of ready-to-start short and longer-term opportunities available. The Volunteering Expo is a great place to speak to volunteers, find out more and ask questions.”

Entry is free and no bookings are required to attend. Simply visit the Wollongong Town Hall on Thursday 19 May from 9.30am – 3.30pm.

Image: Wollongong City Council