Volunteers are the lifeblood of our community. At UCWB we value our volunteers for their skills and for their dedication in providing support for others.
Volunteering puts you in touch with people from all walks of life and can lead to new and lasting friendships. We welcome your interest and invite you to contact us if you would like to become a UCWB volunteer.
From time to time we will advertise specific volunteer opportunities at UCWB on our Volunteering Opportunities page. However, there are several arms of our organisation that require the ongoing support of volunteers:
- The Open Door
- Community Visitors Scheme
- Community Links Program
- Community Foodies
- Workplace Volunteering (Corporate Volunteers)
To volunteer with us, you are required to:
- Obtain, with UCWB assistance, or provide evidence of the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion screening background check (refer to https://screening.dcsi.sa.gov.au/ for more information)
- Attend volunteer meetings to discuss important matters, provide important feedback and share your experiences, and
- Complete funded training which has been identified as being required to qualify you for a volunteering position.
To register your interest in volunteering with us, please fill in the form below.
The Open Door
The Open Door program at UCWB provides financial and material assistance to people in the community who are experiencing homelessness, eviction, utility disconnection and financial difficulties.
Volunteers run The Open Door service alongside UCWB staff and perform a variety of roles including:
- The Open Door Receptionist
- The Open Door Client Interviewers
- The Open Door Money Mentors
- We are open Monday to Friday, 10am – 2.30pm.
For further information, email email@example.com.
Community Visitors Scheme
UCWB’s Community Visitor Scheme (CVS) is funded by the Australian Government and uses volunteers to visit people who are experiencing or who are at risk of social isolation or loneliness.
The CVS provides friendship and companionship by matching aged care recipients with volunteer visitors for either group visits in aged care homes or one-on-one visits to home care package recipients. Things to do during your visit might include just having a cuppa and a chat, being creative and working together on some activities like craft or games, reading together or even just sitting with each other to enjoy watching a game of football or a cricket match.
If you are interested in becoming a Community Visitor Scheme volunteer please call 08 8245 7100, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Links Program
Like the Community Visitor Scheme, the Community Links program has been designed to stay in touch with clients who are at risk of social isolation and would benefit from receiving a friendly phone call on a regular basis.
The Community Links program is fully supported by staff at UCWB and volunteers are provided with all the information they need, a quiet dedicated office onsite at Bowden to make the phone calls. This program would suit the volunteer with weekly availability, who has strong communication skills, and a friendly demeanor so that they can relate to people from all walks of life as well as build a rapport with our clients.
If you would like to become a Community Links volunteer, call us on 08 8245 7100 or email email@example.com
Watch UCWB volunteer Margaret (below) talk about her involvement in the Community Links program.
Partnering with UCWB enables your employees to get involved in a community organisation that can provide them with a valuable team building exercise while making a positive contribution to the community in which they live and work.
During the year we have a number of projects that require the help of volunteers.
For details on workplace volunteering opportunities contact us on 08 8245 7100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.