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Looking for volunteers

The Fremantle Volunteer Service (FVS) is a free referral service co-funded by the City of Fremantle and Department of Local Government and Communities. At the FVS we offer volunteers a wide range of opportunities with many different member agencies.

 Becoming a member agency with the FVS provides the following benefits:

  • access to the volunteer referral service;
  • assistance with designing volunteer positions;
  • promotion of your group to volunteers and the wider community;  and
  • information, resources and training regarding volunteer management.

You can become a member of the FVS if you are a:

  • not for profit group;
  • Government department; or,
  • Business with a project that has broad community benefit that is not for individual profit or gain. 

To become a member with the FVS please send us:

  • a completed agency membership form;
  • a completed position request form to indicate your volunteer requirements;
  • certificate of currency for personal accident insurance; and
  • certificate of currency for public liability insurance.

Public Liability Insurance

To cover an organisation for its legal liability to third parties for personal injury or property damage caused by an occurrence in connection with the insured organisations business activities.

Personal Accident Insurance

To cover volunteers for any out-of-pocket expenses following accidental injury, disability or death while carrying out their work on behalf of the organisation.  This type of insurance would normally cover loss of income.

Please contact FVS if you would like more information about attracting and retaining volunteers.

National Police Checks for volunteers

Did you know that you can register your organisation to obtain National Police Checks for volunteers at a reduced price?

Sometimes the cost of a National Police Check ($63) can be a real barrier for someone to start volunteering.  To help your volunteers get started and support them in obtaining a National Police Check, register your organisation with the Department for Local Government and Communities, for volunteer National Police Checks.

Registered organisations receive a greatly reduced volunteer fee of $13, reducing the financial burden on the volunteer and enabling them to begin volunteering with your organisation as early as possible.

Your organisation may also consider reimbursing or covering the cost to volunteers for National Police Checks, depending on your volunteer policy.

For more information on volunteer National Police Checks click here, or to register your organisation with the Department for Local Government & Communities, click here.

Recognising your volunteers

Volunteers make an important contribution in our community and play a vital role in the organisations they volunteer within. If you would like some hints and tips on ways to recognise the efforts of volunteers within your organisation, click here for suggestions from Volunteering Australia.


Contact us

The Fremantle Volunteer Service
The Meeting Place
245 South Terrace
South Fremantle WA 6162
T 08 9432 9676
F 08 9430 8353

Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9.00 am–2.00 pm.
Catch the CAT bus in Fremantle and hop off at blue CAT stop number 8 or 9.

Useful links 

Western Australia Council Social Services
Institute Volunteering Research
Working With Children Check 
Volunteering WA
Volunteering Australia
Department for Communities
National Standards for Volunteer Management


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