Benefits of volunteering
Most of our volunteers will tell you they get more out of volunteering than they give.
Volunteers say they enjoy their role for many reasons, including:
- having fun while giving back to the community
- meeting other volunteers with similar interests
- gaining valuable work experience in a caring and supportive environment
You can help us by volunteering in the following programs.
- Volunteer Transport program: transport clients to community activities and health appointments.
- Meals Service: deliver meals to clients' homes.
- Community Transport: drive mini buses for our clients.
You can volunteer from a few hours a month to several times a week. We can work around your availability and the program you want to join.
Training and support
We provide our volunteers with as much support as we can. This involves:
- 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
Before becoming a volunteer, there are a few requirements which you need to meet:
- Undergo a selection process, including attending an interview, registration and orientation session.
- Agreeing to all necessary checks, including Police, Working with Children, Vic Roads and reference checks. You may also need to provide a statutory declaration where required.
- Hold a current comprehensive insurance cover for your vehicle.
- Commit to volunteer for a minimum of 6 months, including a 3 month review.
If you want to volunteer with us, or need some more information, please contact the Community Care team on 9705 5444 or e-mail [email protected]
What happens next
We will keep your expression of interest on file and contact you if a suitable position opens up.