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Become a volunteer
Apply online and become a valuable part of the Byron Bay Community.
Volunteer with us
Byron’s lively Community Centre offers a range of projects, services and events to encourage betterment in the lives of the Byron Bay community. Being a not-for-profit organisation, BCC relies on the extraordinary strength of our wonderful volunteers to ensure its success and continuation. Without the contribution of our remarkable volunteer team, none of these projects and services would be made possible.
Our team of approximately 300 volunteers work together to contribute towards the exciting projects that function throughout Byron Bay. Our volunteers have held crucial roles in the development of major events such as the Byron Bay Film Festival and the Byron Arts Classic, as-well-as captivating in-house roles within BCC’s Markets, Venue, Office and Projects teams. Byron Community Centre offers rewarding opportunities in ushering, catering, Box Office, event management, publicity, reception, the Community Markets and our community projects.
BCC volunteers have dedicated their time and compassion toward guiding and promoting our community-based projects. Since the early 2000’s, volunteers have run the Homeless Breakfast program from our Fletcher Street room. This has helped the lives of many people in need and is another meaningful accomplishment from our volunteer team.
Pippy, our Volunteer Hub coordinator, describes the volunteer team at BCC as “a mad collective of compassionate community-minded people”.
Byron Community Centre’s volunteers not only create valuable relationships, have memorable experiences and build upon their skills, but their work contributes to making a difference in the lives of those in need within the community.
In addition to BCC’s in-house volunteer program, the Volunteer Hub offers a range of external volunteer opportunities that operate throughout the Byron Bay Shire. This new platform allows volunteers to access a wide range of opportunities suited to their interests and skills.
Byron Community Centre offers a range of work placement opportunities to students. Students from the community services, social work, tourism, hospitality, events and business sectors have been involved in major projects and fundamental roles in facilitating BCC’s work in community development.
Work for the Dole
We also provide fulfilling opportunities to Work for the Dole participants. Our centre offers a rare experience within an encouraging and supportive atmosphere. Participants will develop new skills, build confidence and meet other volunteers while working in a variety of rewarding roles.