Q: How do I become a Volunteer?
A: If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the office on (02) 9622 6183 and speak to one of the staff. You will be required to come in for an interview to discuss what is expected from you and what you can expect from us. A national police check will need to be completed and references will be requested.
Q: How much time are volunteers expected to give?
A: This depends on the volunteering role you undertake. For meal deliveries, driver and helper roles usually require 2-3 hours in the morning once a week, fortnight or month. A Social Group helper assists up to 5 hours once a week, fortnight or month. Bus driver and helper roles require 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours on the same afternoon, once a week. Management Committee members are volunteers who take on the responsibility of governing the organisation, with meetings normally requiring 2-3 hours per month.
Q: Will I receive any training?
A: All new volunteers receive an induction on commencement and experienced volunteers are often happy to share their experience and advice. There is also ongoing training throughout the year as well as regular newsletters.
Q: What can I expect from volunteering?
A: You will experience the satisfaction of knowing you are providing a vital service to the community. You will make new friends, learn new skills, and probably grow in self-esteem and confidence. There may be some challenging moments, but remember your involvement is brightening others’ lives and making a real difference.