Available Volunteer Opportunities List – September

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   September 2017

Current Volunteer Opportunities List


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


FoodbankVariety of Roles : Do you have confident customer service skills, are extremely reliable, willing to learn and able to be a great team member? Then Foodbank are looking for you!  Volunteers are involved in all aspects of the operations, including helping customers on the weighbridge, warehouse management, stocking shelves and fridges, greeting and assisting customers on the front counter and admin roles and general cleaning. This generosity makes a huge difference to the lives of those many people who access Foodbank.


STAYPainter: This organisation has a need for a mature person who has had some painting experience to paint external doors to their premises. All equipment and paint is provided, they just need someone’s time and skills please! The hours/days can be up to the Volunteer as they have staff on 24 hours a day. If you have a few days available and would like to offer this great organisation your time and skills, they’d love to hear from you.


Midwest Relay for LifeVariety of Roles : The Cancer Council Relay For Life event is on again in the Midwest on 21st & 22nd October 2017. The Relay For Life Midwest Committee are seeking volunteers to help ensure the smooth running of the event by assisting with as little as an hour of your time in various roles.

Any assistance you can provide our committee to help this event happen will be greatly welcomed.

Volunteers are needed for –

– Taking photos of the event/teams/sponsors
– Set up Friday afternoon and/or Saturday morning
– Assist survivors & carers before their Relay lap & assist in club rooms for luncheon on Saturday
– Organise kids activities for Saturday
– Pack down on Sunday

Be a part of this amazing event by volunteering!

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.                             Complimentary tea or coffee (and maybe a vegie or two from the garden) provided to volunteers.


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.


City of Greater GeraldtonBack on Track 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.


WACHS –  HR Ethics Committee Member: This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an integral ethics committee that come together each month to review the latest research applications involving WACHS participants. The committee is a dedicated group of volunteers with a strong sense of commitment to rural and remote health research.

This position will allow the successful candidate to contribute to improving health research in the country community. No remuneration will be provided, however annual research and ethics education will be funded by WACHS.


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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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