Western Downs Regional Council is a strong advocate for volunteerism and is proud of the volunteering culture present within the community.

Volunteers have such a big impact in their communities, society and overall they contribute a global effort in making a difference in the world.

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Volunteering is about making a difference in your community however there are also great personal benefits.
Volunteering gives offers the following benefits to the person:

  • Act on your values, passions and interests
  • Make new friendships and create professional networks
  • Gain work experience and learn new skills
  • Enjoy new social and cultural experiences
  • Develop personally and build confidence
  • Enjoy better physical and mental health as studies show volunteering makes us healthier and happier
  • Challenge yourself in a supportive environment
  • Help your community
  • Have fun!


Council offers a variety of volunteering opportunities at multiple locations including Chinchilla, Dalby, Jandowae, Miles, Tara and Wandoan.  You can volunteer across a number of areas such as:

  • Regional Visitor Information Centers 
  • Regional Libraries
  • Miles Dogwood Crossing Art Gallery
  • Chinchilla Botanic Parklands 
  • Dalby Saleyards
  • Major Events

Keen to be part of an exciting volunteering opportunity?  Find out more through our online volunteering portal.

Browse volunteering opportunities