Get involved

There are many ways to get involved at your local Living & Learning Hub, including as a volunteer or a tutor. 


Over 1.5 million Victorians volunteer their time, skills and experience in one way or another make a huge contribution to our local communities. Those who volunteer are generally happier, healthier and live longer.

Every week we have over 40 volunteers complete 150 hours of their time across our 3 Living & Learning Hubs to support our activities. We have a range of tasks and roles that are filled by volunteers including Makerspace coordinators, community gardeners, admin and general support.

Many of the activities at our centres are supported by volunteers. 

For more information about volunteering with us, or to explore opportunities, visit our Volunteering page



Who can be a tutor?

We are always interested in hearing from experienced and talented people who would like to bring their expertise to Living & Learning Nillumbik. Our fantastic teachers are the key to our dynamic community courses and activities - they bring skill, experience, and a passion to teach.

You can be a Living & Learning Nillumbik tutor if you:

  • are interested in people
  • are good at communication
  • have knowledge, expertise or skills in a particular area
  • enjoy sharing and helping others to learn
  • want to contribute to your community. 

If you wish to propose a course, workshop or activity scroll to the bottom of this page and click on the Community Course Proposal Form.

How to propose a course

To submit your idea for a course complete the Community Course Proposal Form at the bottom of this page.

Receipt of your proposal will be acknowledged and then considered by the Program Coordinators.

If we wish to pursue your proposal further, we will then need to meet with you to discuss your ideas in more detail.

At this meeting we will need to know such things as:

  • Do participants need to have any special knowledge or skills to do this course?
  • Is the course for complete beginners, for those with prior knowledge (specify a level if you can) or can it be a combination of beginners and those who have some prior knowledge?
  • Do you envisage this course being an ongoing course or a one-off course?
  • What equipment do you require to teach the course e.g. a whiteboard, tables, digital projector, etc
  • What equipment or materials would participants be required to supply? How much would this cost for them to supply?
  • What equipment or materials will you be supplying or purchasing for participants (for which you will be reimbursed)? What would be the cost per participant?
  • Do you have preferred dates, days or times for your course to be scheduled?
  • What is the maximum number of people that could do this course? (The Program Coordinator will set the minimum number of participants.)
  • Is there a particular room or venue that you require or prefer for this course?

Not all ideas or proposals will be taken up. Reasons for this include:

  • program balance
  • the proposal doesn’t fit with our values
  • quality