Who we are?
The Western Bulldogs Community Foundation is the community services arm of the Western Bulldogs and we exist to deliver innovative and engaging community services for individuals and families across Victoria’s West.
The Club is central to the community of Victoria’s west, and the Foundation plays a pivotal role in helping our people reach their full potential, and ensuring they are accepted regardless of their gender, ability, race or faith.
At the WBCF we recognise that the West is a diverse community with varying needs. To ensure our programs are reflective of the needs of those within our backyard, we have worked tirelessly to identify and perfect our program delivery across 4 key pillars including Health & Wellbeing, Youth Leadership & Diversity and Social Inclusion and Community Advocacy.
Learn more about all our programs here
Who can become a volunteer?
Anyone can become a volunteer for the Western Bulldogs Community Foundation. We want our volunteers to reflect the community we work in. We encourage passionate members of our community and leaders from a diverse background of the west to apply. Volunteers must be over the age of 18 years of age and have a valid Volunteer Working with Children Check and an up-to-date Police Check (last 3 months) (or be willing to obtain one).
What are the roles of a volunteer?
The Western Bulldogs Community Foundation is committed to ensuring that volunteers are provided with a safe and welcoming environment that helps them, as individuals, reach their full potential. We aim to provide opportunities that are meaningful and relevant to individuals and, in turn, contribute to healthier and happier communities across Victoria’s west.
We have opportunities that cater for a range of skills and interests including:
- Data & Administration
- Program Support
- Event Support
- Promotional Support
As a volunteer you will be representing the Club and need to ensure that you adhere to all requirements outlined in your induction.
Rewards and Recognition
Volunteers are the unsung heroes in all our communities – although they don’t seek recognition for all they do, they certainly deserve it. At the Western Bulldogs Community Foundation volunteers are recognised through:
- Volunteer “Thank You” event – held annually to celebrate the year’s contribution
- Volunteer of the Year award presented during National Volunteer Week
Volunteering enriches our society and brings us together as a community. Volunteering allows you to connect to your community and build networks through work experience and learning new skills. By volunteering at the WBCF you will get the opportunity to:
- Be part of an AFL football club
- Receive a Western Bulldogs branded uniform
- Be involved in unique game day experiences
- Contribute positively to your local community
- Participate in learning and development opportunities
- Develop strong personal and professional networks
Volunteers will have the opportunity to be inducted into the Foundation twice a year. This is an essential process to ensure all volunteers are aware of their rights and responsibilities. Below are some key dates:
- Induction – one month prior to program commencement (February and June)h
- Programs – March to November
- Volunteer of the Year – May
- Volunteer “Thank you” event – November
- Ongoing development opportunities