Available Volunteer Opportunities List – February 2018

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February 2018

Current Volunteer Opportunities List


Here is a list of some of the volunteer opportunities available in your community:


Menshed Geraldton – All Rounder: Are you self-motivated? Do you love organising? This short-term volunteer role may be just for you! The Menshed Geraldton, located on the lovely Foreshore Drive are looking for an organised and reliable person (male or female) to assist them to sort out their collection of photos, newspaper clippings, certificates and other documents into a workable, functional and organised system. This may take a very organised and systematic person only a few days, but the men at the Menshed would be forever grateful. This would also assist future visitors and volunteers to the shed to be able to view their proud history and achievements in an easy-to-see folder system. If you have a few hours available and love to organise things, then please get in touch!


Australian Red Cross – Soup Patrol Team MemberWith a focus on individuals, groups and communities in vulnerable situations, volunteers deliver a free, nutritious evening meal to people who are homeless, socially disadvantaged or on very low incomes. The Team Member Volunteer is required to have excellent communication skills and an understanding and empathy for people from diverse backgrounds, at all times behaving in a completely impartial and non-judgmental manner. Volunteers always go out with at least one other team member and visit various locations.


Midnight Basketball – Committee MembersMidnight Basketball Geraldton is currently recruiting Committee members for their Term 1 2018 Tournament. Midnight Basketball provides volunteers with a unique and personally rewarding opportunity to be engaged in a local program for ‘at risk’ youth. As a Committee member, you do not have to attend tournament nights, and no prior basketball knowledge is required.  Committee members must be over 18 and have a current WWC Check.  Roles include Chair, Volunteer Manager, Logistics Manager, Workshop Manager, Youth Manager, Finance Manager, Community Fundraising Manager and Media Manager. Register online to become a Committee volunteer at – www.midnightbasketball.org.au/Geraldton.


City of Greater GeraldtonFriday Night Football: is a free, fun AFL9s mixed competition for 12-17 year olds. The tournament runs from Friday 16 February for 6 weeks from 6.30pm – 10.30pm. Six Volunteer Footy Coaches will work with teams of 10 young people to play round robin AFL9s and join in a life skills workshop covering a range of topics. Join in for dinner beforehand. Friday Night Footy is a great way to keep fit throughout the summer and have a kick and   a laugh with an awesome bunch of teenagers and volunteers alike. Become involved with this team recreational program with other like-minded Volunteers to encourage and support the Youth of our community by being a positive role-model and mentor.


The Salvation Army: Thrift Shop Volunteer: Volunteering with the Salvos is a rewarding experience, which allows you to give something back to the community. Your role as a Thrift Shop Assistant will include: Housekeeping, delivery of extraordinary customer service, collection, sorting and pricing of donations in store, sale of goods, visual merchandising and store presentation.


FishabilityFishing Volunteer: Do you have a love for outdoor activity, particularly fishing or boating, but more importantly they enjoy assisting others to participate in community? This group meets monthly to assist and support people of all abilities to enjoy fishing. To be a volunteer you probably love the outdoors; really enjoy talking to people; love working as part of a team; enjoy the satisfaction of helping others to develop their independence; and more than likely really love fishing.


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 cvs@centacaregeraldton.org.au  for further information.

More Volunteer Opportunities can be found at www.centacaregeraldton.org.au/volunteering

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