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

Volunteers make such a big impact on their communities, society and contribute to an overall global effort in making a difference in this world.

Benefits - Why volunteer?

Volunteering is about making a difference in your community however there are also great personal benefits.
Volunteering 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

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

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Major Events

Volunteers make a significant contribution to the delivery of regional festivals and major events.

Western Downs Regional Council (WDRC) has developed a volunteer database for our Regional Event Committee's to call on volunteers to fill roles at their events. 

Example roles include:

  • Gate / Ticket Sales
  • Event Information / Tours
  • Camping & Parking Logistics
  • Market Stall Assistance
  • Food & Beverage Services
  • Sound & Lighting

If you think you’ve got what it takes, apply today! We will store your details on our volunteer’s database and contact you in the lead up to each event.

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