CENTACARE FAMILY SERVICES
COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER SERVICE
Current Volunteer Opportunities List
Here is a list of some of the volunteer opportunities available in your community:
Centacare Family Services – Father’s Day Raffle Ticket Selling: Centacare is looking for the generous support of local people to join our team of Raffle Ticket Volunteers! If you can offer an hour or two of your time between now and 1 September, we would love to hear from you! Volunteers help sell raffle tickets at Northgate Shopping Centre and various Local IGA supermarkets. It is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and people you haven’t seen while supporting our organisation.
Greenough Museum- (formally the Greenough Pioneer Museum) – Museum Volunteer: Do you love meeting new people and learning about history? Greenough Museum is looking for Volunteers to welcome visitors! The Museum is open daily from 9.00 to 3.30 and is located 19km south of Geraldton on Phillips Road. The primary duties of volunteers are: reception duties and providing tourist information, cataloguing and maintaining a database, assisting with storage and careful handling of collection, museum shop sales, cleaning and maintaining the museum space. Plus we provide complimentary tea or coffee (and maybe a vegie or two from the garden).
Palliative Care Geraldton – Voluntary Support Carer: Volunteer Training 23 & 24 August 2017!
This valued and important role varies according to needs and wishes of the patient or family, depending on the actual setting of care i.e. persons own home or inpatient facility. The Volunteer Support Carer will be directed by the primary nurse as to the range and extent of their involvement. Tasks can include; sitting with patients, taking patients for walks, reading to patients, shopping, writing letters for patients, assisting with meals, answering call bells or phone in hospice unit, bed making, assisting with clerical/housekeeping activities, sitting with distressed or dying patients.
The role in the community (in-home) setting is also of great importance. The Volunteer Support Carers help keep the patients in their own home by supporting them in any aspect, including assisting their carer. Express your interest in attending the training today! Don’t wait for the next round in 6 months’ time – act now!
Salvation Army Geraldton – After School Program Volunteer: The Salvation Army and Helping Minds Geraldton are holding a weekly after-school program with fun filled activities, special guests and excursions on a Monday afternoon during the school term. The program, In My Zone, aims to help young people develop a better understanding of themselves and their zones, enabling them the build a greater sense of worth and self-awareness. The Salvation Army and Helping Minds Geraldton are looking for Volunteers to support, encourage and engage with these young people during their after-school program by being a mentor and an encouraging adult to supervise and encourage the young people to participate in the activities. A current working with Children’s Check is essential.
Community Nursery – Nursery Assistant Volunteer: A variety of jobs are available to volunteers including helping to wash plant pots, planting seeds, picking out and potting up seedlings as well as some weeding. Volunteers will gain knowledge in germinating and growing Australian native plants as well as nursery management and hygiene practices. During planting season, volunteers can also become involved in planting at a variety of bushland regeneration locations within the City of Greater Geraldton.
Activ Geraldton – Companion Volunteer: Activ’s Companion Volunteers give their time and friendship to adults living with disability so that they can do the things the rest of us take for granted. 2 hours twice a week is required. Potential suitable volunteers will be interested in caring and a genuine interest in supporting people living with a disability. Centrelink approved activity. Would be a perfect role for that “transition to retirement” time.
Bethanie Community Care – Social Centre Volunteer: Do you enjoy talking and interacting with older people? Are you looking for a satisfying and rewarding volunteer role? Only able to do a few hours a week? Then please consider Volunteering for Bethanie Community Care. In the lovely setting of their warm Social Centre in Beresford, Volunteers can ride in the bus and collect the clients from their homes and/or attend the Social Centre and engage in different activities with them. Whatever skills you have (because everybody has skills!)will be welcomed and invited to teach the aged clients.
Apex Geraldton – Apex Volunteer: Apex is a volunteer community service organisation that offers active Australians aged 18+ an opportunity to learn more about themselves, gain new skills, make new friends and help those in need. Apex Geraldton Volunteers work to raise awareness about social justice issues, assist the needy in a practical way and contribute resources to causes as varied as cancer research, youth public speaking, Sausage sizzles, helping the elderly, midnight basketball, supporting community events and environmental protection. Apex Geraldton will offer you plenty of opportunities to help other Australians, make new friends, and gain skills in public speaking, leadership and communication.
City of Greater Geraldton– Streets of Dirt Program Coordinator: This fun and valued role within the City of Greater Geraldtons Youth Development program would suit someone with a bit of mechanical know-how and willingness to learn. The Coordinators role is to oversee the basic maintenance of three cars one afternoon a week, as well as supervise six young people on race nights at the Geraldton City Speedway. The young Streets of Dirt is a quarter midget speedway racing program for young people. If the Coordinator role isn’t something you’d like to take on but are interested in being involved in a lesser capacity, the City would love to hear from you as well!
A current Working with Children Check is essential (or a willingness to obtain one) as well as a willingness to work with at risk youth. Please consider applying for this volunteer position if you are available on a Saturday afternoon and evening, have some mechanical knowledge and can work with young people.
If you are interested in any of the above volunteer positions, or are thinking about volunteering, please call Kristy or Michelle at Centacares’ Community Volunteer Service on 99211 433 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
More Volunteer Opportunities can be found at www.centacaregeraldton.org.au/volunteering
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