Our volunteers make a difference in the lives of the people we support
If you are a compassionate, empathetic and non-judgemental individual looking for a way to give back to the community and learn new skills, then volunteer with us. Whatever time you have, we can match your passion, skills and experience to a volunteer role that’s just right for you.
Community Visitors Scheme
Community Visitor volunteers provide companionship to older people who are living in their own home or a residential aged care facility and experiencing social isolation or loneliness. As visiting is about establishing friendship and companionship, Community Visitors are recommended to visit at least once a fortnight with the length of visit dependent on the needs of the older person.
Visits could be spent doing something both parties enjoy, for example, reading, listening to music, chatting and reminiscing, watching a favourite TV program, going for a walk or having an outing together. The activities undertaken will depend on the health of the older person. Most community visitors find that they enjoy the friendship as much as the older person does and that the relationship is both positive and rewarding. Through sharing interests and life experiences, older people will feel being valued and enjoy their life more.
This opportunity would suit someone who is sociable, enjoys a chat, has their own transport and is available fortnightly.
Centre Based Respite Social Group
Our centre based respite group volunteers work alongside the aged care volunteer coordinator in running activities for our clients. Tasks can include settling and cleaning up activities, preparing and/or serving lunch, and providing general social support. (Groups currently run every second and fourth Thursday.)
This opportunity would suit anyone who is sociable, enjoys a chat and a laugh.
Our Emergency Assistance volunteers work alongside team members to facilitate financial and practical assistance to people who are experiencing homelessness, eviction, utility disconnection and financial difficulties. Volunteer roles include receptionists and customer interviewers.
This opportunity would suit someone who is compassionate, non-judgemental and able to communicate with a wide variety of people.
Money Mentor Volunteers
The money mentor program is a mentoring service for community members facing financial hardship. The program has a strengths focus and identifies client need and priorities using a client-cantered approach. The money mentor volunteers will work with clients who require support to manage their day to day finances.
This opportunity would suit someone who is confident in managing money (personal budget) and has demonstrated knowledge and understanding or the issues facing people experiencing financial hardship.
No Interest Loan (NILs) Volunteers
NILs volunteers have a good understanding of basic financial literacy and will be required to submit loan applications on behalf of clients for assessment by the Loan Provider. You will have strong communication and engagement skills and the ability to maintain client’s files.
This opportunity would suit retired finance professional or tertiary students seeking more experience in financial capability work.
Workplace volunteers assist team members with various projects on an as-needed basis.
This opportunity would suit someone who would like to work alongside our team to occasionally lend a hand with general office tasks.
View all current opportunities. Don’t see any open opportunities? Complete the expression of interest form and we will contact you when an opportunity becomes available.
All volunteers require a current Department of Human Services (DHS) Child-related Screening. Visit the DHS website to find out more about screening checks.
Got questions about volunteering? Visit the Volunteer FAQ page.