Greater Dandenong City Council building

National Volunteer Week

Three Meals on Wheels volunteers dressed in high-vis vests

Volunteering makes a positive difference in our community and National Volunteer Week (15–21 May) is a great opportunity for us to recognise and celebrate the volunteers who support Council’s work throughout Greater Dandenong.

This year’s theme The Change Makers celebrates the impact volunteers have on others. 

Council relies on volunteers to support programs and services across our city and offers a range of interesting roles to prospective volunteers. 

Mayor, Cr Eden Foster said some people had been volunteering with Council for almost 30 years. 

“We want to acknowledge the challenges of the past few years and express gratitude to our wonderful volunteers who have returned to support our services following the disruption of the pandemic. 

“As a volunteer you can support our Meals on Wheels program, or our home library services, you can also support children, the elderly, and our environment. 

“You can teach English to new arrivals, help children learn to read or spend time in nature through our Gardens for Wildlife program. The possibilities are endless,” said the Mayor.

Council is committed to supporting volunteering in our community and is currently working on a strategy to guide volunteering in Greater Dandenong for years to come. 

“Council celebrates and thanks our volunteers who give so generously of their time as they are such a vital part of our Greater Dandenong community,” said the Mayor. 

Greater Dandenong is the most culturally diverse community in Australia, and this is reflected in the variety of people who volunteer. 

Volunteering with Greater Dandenong City Council provides you with an opportunity to share your time, talents and abilities in a supportive and professional environment. 

By joining Council’s volunteer team, you can learn new skills and expand your circle of friends while making a valuable contribution to the community. 

Council’s volunteers are diverse with a passion to make a positive difference in their lives and the lives of others. You are sure to find something of interest and can volunteer a little or a lot. 

Key benefits of volunteering include:

  • improving physical and mental health 
  • providing a sense of purpose
  • teaching valuable skills 
  • nurturing new and existing relationships.

Find out more about volunteering with Council.

To find out about volunteering in the wider community contact Greater Dandenong Volunteer Resource Service on 9562 0414 or

Photo credit: Meals on Wheels volunteers Hitch Kajim, Heather Hanratty and Bill Radford.