Melanie Ribaux has always been interested in volunteering. But the Epping teenager was unsure of how to get started.

Through Whittlesea Community Connections, Ms Ribaux, 19, found out about a volunteer opportunity at Creeds Farm Living and Learning Centre, which was looking for tutors for its weekly homework club.

She has now been volunteering as a tutor for the past year and describes it as rewarding.

“I am enjoying being able to help the kids do their homework and help them through things,” she said.

To help encourage more people to become volunteers, Whittlesea Community Connections is hosting a volunteering expo at the council offices on Wednesday, May 24, from 10am-2pm.

The expo will give residents a chance to find out about volunteering opportunities in Whittlesea and speak with local community organisations about the work they do.

It will be held in the Great Hall at the council offices, 25 Boulevard, South Morang.