CENTACARE FAMILY SERVICES
COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER SERVICE
Current Volunteer Opportunities List
Here is a list of some of the volunteer opportunities available in your community:
St Vincent de Paul – Welfare Support Officer: Vinnies offers opportunities for members of the community to give their time, talents and other skills to assist the less fortunate members of our community by volunteering to work in Vinnies Stores. The role of a Volunteer Welfare Support Officer is to provide welfare assistance to members of the public who are experiencing financial hardship. The types of assistance provided could include: General living costs, assist in client referrals, emergency food parcels, clothing and bill paying. Confidentiality is a high priority in which Volunteers have a duty to maintain at all times. This role also requires Volunteers to be supportive, caring and remain non-judgemental at all times to all those they have contact with.
City of Greater Geraldton – Late Night Basketball Volunteers: Wanted! Positive and engaging adult role models to enjoy this new and exciting local program! This new U-Turn Project program commences Friday 27 July for 8 weeks from 6.30pm-10.30pm, concluding Friday 14 September. Various roles assisting and supporting young people are available to Geraldton residents who have a genuine interest in the well-being of our local young people aged 13-18 yrs. This is a safe, lock-in event which offers dinner, workshops and games of basketball to our local youth with the intention of keeping them engaged and away from any antisocial behaviour. Volunteers do not have to commit to the whole 8 weeks – just let them know your availability and they will do all they can to include you. Volunteers must be 18+ and must either hold a current Working with Children Card or be willing to obtain one. The Committee are able to assist any potential volunteer with applying for a WWCC.
Activ Geraldton- City to Surf Race –Event Volunteers: The City to Surf for Activ turns 44 this year! This much loved and exciting event is back in Geraldton on the weekend of 4th & 5th August. Volunteers are needed for roles including Race Bib Collection (Sat 4th AM and PM shifts available) and Road Marshals on 5th August (must be over the age of 18 – unless accompanied by an adult). All Volunteers receive a Volunteer pack including a free T-shirt and will be rewarded with plenty of thanks from hundreds of participants! Join the largest volunteer event in WA and Volunteer for City to Surf!
Juniper Hillcrest – Activities Assistant: Volunteer in a lovely environment that is home to our older community members, many of whom don’t have regular visitors. Volunteer Activities Assistants interact with the residents to help promote and encourage their independence and well-being, as part of the dynamic therapy and leisure program. Activities may include helping with craft, light exercise, cooking or gardening groups, driving residents to appointments, accompanying on community outings or simply having a coffee and a chat! Socialising with the residents helps brighten their day and yours! A minimum of a 12 month commitment is requested of all volunteers
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).
St Vincent de Paul Geraldton–Vinnies Shop Assistant: Come and join the friendly team at the Geraldton Vinnies shop! They are seeking friendly, helpful new team members who would like to give back to their community by helping sell clothes, sort donations, greet and serve customers and store and package food hampers. By volunteering you can be sure you’re making a difference to people in need. For many volunteers, this is a chance to give something back to the community and to use their skills and experience to make a difference in the lives of people who need assistance the most. Store opening hours are Mon- Fri 9am – 3.30pm (shifts of 8.30am-12pm and 12pm-3.30pm) and Sat 9am- 12pm.
Mission to Seafarers – Meet and Greeter: Mission to Seafarers are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer who has a welcoming disposition to assist seafarers from around the world. You would work with another person and run a small shop where you may change foreign currency. You may also assist seafarers who are in need or distress and support them with practical and spiritual needs. Volunteers are required Monday to Friday 1pm- 6pm, or Monday to Sunday 6pm- 9pm. If you enjoy meeting new people from around the world then this is for you!
Mission to Seafarers – Grant Writer: Mission to Seafarers are looking for a volunteer with knowledge of writing Grant Applications/Business cases. Mission to Seafarers are hoping to relocate their premises and in doing so are requiring a Volunteer to prepare grant submissions to assist with the finances of a move. Though challenging, grant writing can also be personally and professionally rewarding. Someone with experience in this area for this project will be preferred.
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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