Home Council Volunteer positions are plentiful at Bundaberg Council

Volunteer positions are plentiful at Bundaberg Council

The volunteer team at Bundy Flavours
The volunteer team at Bundy Flavours

Every year Bundaberg Regional Council hosts a range of civic and community events as well as festivals, and for many volunteers it’s an opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people and opens the doors to new opportunities. 

One of those passionate volunteers is Sandra Bennett who has volunteered her time with Council’s event team over several years.

For Sandra volunteering with Council has opened up the door to new friends, new opportunities and unique experiences.

Those unique experience included meeting several celebrity chefs at the Bundy Flavours festival.

“I just think it’s a good thing to volunteer as you meet new people and you learn things about people and places that you would not normally learn,” said Sandra

“I’ve volunteered at Bundy Flavours a few times now and I’ve met Matt Golinski and that was pretty inspirational for me. I’ve also met Alistair McLeod, Dion Taylor and Janelle Bloom.”

Alastair McLeod at bundy Flavours
Alastair McLeod at bundy Flavours

Within Council there are volunteer opportunities to suit everybody.

For Sandra that role included helping with the set up and take down of the events along with some minor stage management.

“I really liked volunteering at Bundy Flavours, it’s so diverse,” Sandra said.

 “It’s not just doing one thing you’re doing a lot of things. You’re basically making sure the food and pans and cutlery is there for people, helping clean up after they’ve cooked, serving food and almost stage managing and making sure things are running on time.

“There’s always something new and you learn so much about the different foods that grow in the region.”

Bundaberg Regional Council Event portfolio spokesperson, John Learmonth said that volunteering with council provided an excellent opportunity to share knowledge, learn new skills and meet new people from diverse backgrounds.

“Council is always looking for volunteers for a variety of roles and really relies on the enthusiasm of community volunteers as they contribute enormously to the success of various functions of Council,” Cr Learmonth said.

“Council-run annual events are a great opportunity for residents to meet other volunteers who are making a contribution to the region. As a volunteer, you can build new skills, meet new people and add variety to your work experience. You can also enjoy working for something that interests you or help to create change in areas that are important to you.

“No matter where you’re from or what skills you have, if you have a desire and enthusiasm to help, are thinking about returning to the workforce, or perhaps even would just like to get out of the house for a few hours, perhaps volunteering is for you.”

For more information about the volunteering opportunities at Bundaberg Regional Council, click here.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

Botanic Gardens fence makes nature play safer

Experiencing all the fun of the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens nature playground just got safer with the area officially reopened after fencing was installed.

Kobi claims spot in Queensland life saving team

Elliott Heads life saver Kobi Holden claimed a place in the Queensland Junior Cyclones representative team after a series of dazzling performances for Queensland Country last weekend.

Elliott Heads community weeding day to protect dunes

The Elliott Heads community will be rolling up its sleeves this weekend, digging into an ongoing weeding project to preserve the coastline and protect dune vegetation.

Local crews fare well in state sailing titles

Bundaberg Sailing Club crews also fared well in the Australian Sports Boat Association (ASBA) Queensland State Titles last weekend.

Recent Comments