Community Care Volunteering

Volunteers are important

Volunteers play a very important role by providing assistance to programs which actively supports the wellbeing of clients and promotes independence.

Benefits of volunteering

Most volunteers will tell you they get more out of volunteering than they give. 

Volunteers say they are motivated to do this type of role because they:

  • have fun while giving back to the community
  • stay involved and active
  • learn new skills
  • maintain existing skills
  • meet other volunteers with similar interests
  • get out of the house
  • build self confidence
  • help provide a necessary service
  • try something new or different
  • get valuable work experience in a caring and supportive environment

Frequency

Remember you can volunteer for as little as a few hours once a month to several times a week, depending upon the program and your interest and availability.

Training and support

Support provided to Community Care volunteers includes:

  • orientation
  • on-the-job training
  • participation in meetings, information and training sessions as required
  • an invitation to attend an annual recognition function
  • reimbursement of some out-of-pocket expenses

Getting started

To get started, all volunteers are asked to:

  • attend a registration session
  • attend an orientation session
  • attend training programs/sessions
  • to be reliable and punctual
  • abide by the City of Casey’s Code of Conduct for volunteers

Before becoming a volunteer, there are a few requirements which you are asked to complete.

These will include:

  • undergoing a selection process which includes attending an interview, registration and orientation session
  • agreeing to all necessary checks including Police, Working with Children’s, Vic Roads and reference checks; and Statutory Declarations where required
  • holding a current comprehensive insurance cover for your vehicle
  • making a commitment to volunteer for a minimum of six months which includes a three month review.

Volunteering opportunities

  • Volunteer Transport Program
    Transporting clients to community activities and health appointments.
  • Meals on Wheels
    Delivery of meals to client’s homes.
  • Social Support Programs
    Centre-based, community based, and bus outings.
  • Community Transport
    Driving mini buses.

Register your interest

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer and would like to discuss the opportunities further, please contact the Community Care unit on 9705 5444.