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Volunteer Recruiting

Volunteer Opportunities

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Thinking about volunteering? Want to help out in your community? This is your chance to find out how to get involved and hear about all the great volunteering opportunities on the Northern Beaches 

Wednesday 23 May 2018, 10am - 2pm

The Showroom, Dee Why RSL Club
932 Pittwater Road, Dee Why
(onsite parking available)

An important component of National Volunteer Week 2018 which runs from 21 to 27 May, this annual Expo is a fantastic platform for those considering becoming a community volunteer.

With over 30 community organisations participating, it will showcase the wide variety of volunteer opportunities available throughout the Northern Beaches. Furthermore, the public will be able to see the services they provide and interact one on one with their representatives to find what volunteer role best suits them.

You can simply turn up on the day, no bookings required.

For more information, phone Community Connect Northern Beaches on 9931 7777 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING

  • Gain new skills and knowledge
  • Boost your job and career prospects
  • Enjoy a sense of achievement and fulfilment
  • Develop personally and boost self-esteem
  • Enjoy better physical and mental health
  • Connect to and better understand your community
  • Meet new people and make new friends

 

STU8522smCommunity Connect Northern Beaches’ Volunteer Program connects people with volunteer positions in not for profit organisations throughout the Northern Beaches Council area and is funded by NSW Department Family & Community Services, Ageing Disability and Home Care (ADHC) through the Home & Community Care (HACC) program.

We specialise in helping individuals and organisations wanting to get into volunteering.

We have great volunteer opportunities for:

  • Corporations
  • Service Clubs
  • Retirees
  • Young People
  • Multicultural organisations
  • Arts Groups
  • Musicians

With over 30 years experience in volunteer recruiting we can link you to a volunteer vocation which suits you best.

Community Volunteering Northern Sydney DVD

This DVD showcases some of the volunteer opportunities available within the Northern Sydney region. It was developed by the Northern Sydney Volunteer Network in an effort to demonstrate the joy volunteering gives to all. Recipient agencies and volunteers will find volunteering rewarding. Contact details are in the video.

 

A list of volunteer opportunities:

  1. VOLUNTEER ENGLISH TEACHERS
    We are seeking Expressions of Interest from volunteers to teach Beginner, Intermediate and Conversation English classes to multicultural groups at our Dee Why Hub, 28 Fisher Road, Dee Why (at rear of New Life Centre). Classes can be held Monday to Thursday between the hours of 10am & 2pm. If you are interested in helping our community in this most valuable way, please call Gill on 9982 6985 (Tue-Thu).

  2. EARLY EDUCATION NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
    For over 35 years, Early Education (EarlyEd) Inc, a not-for-profit organisation and registered charity early intervention service has been offering support and services to families of children with disability or delays in their development.

    EarlyEd has a team of professionals to meet the needs of the child's development across all areas and in the context of the family and the local community. Children receiving the right help can do better to be ready to learn. EarlyEd aims to help families and encourage children to reach their potential for participation in the life of their local community...and beyond!

    As a volunteer at EarlyEd you can be involved in a range of ways: supporting staff and families in group settings, preschool aged groups, playgroups, transition to school groups, sport groups, holiday groups. Other ways include toy library, resource making or administration, building, grounds, fundraising and end of year parties. All volunteers joining EarlyEd receive an extensive training and orientation program.

    If you are interested, please call Community Connect on 9931 7777.

  3. VOLUNTEER RECEPTIONIST
    Hours: 9.30am - 4pm, with half hour lunch break
    Days: Friday & Thursday from 15 May
    Duties: Greet and deal with people coming in, answer phones to take bookings, email booking details, deal with phone enquiries and other duties as directed.
    Qualities required: Good standard of spoke and written English, patience, polite manner, reliability, ability to work in fast-paced environment.
    Could suit someone who needs to do their hours through Centrelink.

  4. VOLUNTEER BUS ASSISTANT
    Hours:
    Varible, but could be 8am - 6pm on social outing days
    Days: Monday - Friday, and occasional weekend for social outings.
              Variable, one day a fortnight, for mystery drives or as shopping assistant. Social outings take place at least twice a week.
    Duties: Telephone ahead to inform customers of pick-up time, assist customers onto bus, help with seat belt, stow walkers etc, collect money, look after wellbeing of customers on bus and at venue, complete paperwork and liaise with office re customer issues.
    Qualities required: Patience, ability to help customers on and off vehicle, ability to use mobile phone, reconcile money and follow instructions given by office, friendly nature.

  5. VOLUNTEER BUS DRIVER
    Hours:
    Variable, but could be 8am - 6pm on social outing days
    Days: Monday - Friday, occasional weekend for social outings
              Variable, one day a fortnight, for mystery drives. Social outings take place at least twice a week.
    Duties: Safely drive the 21 seater bus to collect customers from home and take to venue, and return
    Qualities required: Safe, steady driver, patience, ability to follow instructions, knowledge of local area a bonus.

  6. VOLUNTEER DRIVER
    Hours:
    Variable, 8am - 5pm
    Days: Variable, Monday - Friday
    Duties: Pick up from home and drive customers safely to appointments in Easylink vehicle as per schedule.
    Qualities required: Drivers Licence, patience, ability to relate to frail aged and people with disabilities, ability to follow instructions and run sheet, flexibility, ability to use mobile phone and on-board device.

  7. VOLUNTEER DRIVER AND COMPANION CARER
    Hours: Variable, 8am - 5pm
    Days: Variable, Monday - Friday
    Duties: Pick up from home and drive customers to appointments in Easylink or own vehicle as per schedule. Accompany frail customers who need assistance to their appointments or shopping, stay with them, and return them home.
    Qualities required: Drivers Licence, patience, ability to relate to frail aged and people with disabilities, ability to follow instruction and run sheet, flexibility, ability to use mobile phone and on-board device.

 

  • Placement guidance
  • General training
  • Specialist training
  • Work experience

Please come in for a no-obligation interview so we can discuss your skills, interests and available time.

Our member organisations are always looking for volunteers.

We can contact our broad range of member organisations and make an enquiry on your behalf to find you a fulfilling volunteer position.

We have access to a whole range of volunteer activities:

  • Working with the elderly
  • People with disabilities
  • Young people and children
  • Respite care
  • Recreational assistants
  • Shopping
  • Food services
  • Community visiting
  • Drivers and helpers
  • Gardening
  • Handypersons
  • ESL teachers
  • Computer tutors
  • Clerical and Reception
  • Data entry
  • Fundraising

Our member organisations range from

  • Community Service groups
  • Rescue organisations
  • Sporting groups
  • Arts groups
  • Nursing homes
  • Local Charities
  • Meals on wheels

Corporate Volunteering

  Corporate Volunteering is about businesses supporting and encouraging staff involvement in the community for mutual benefit.

If you would like more information about how we can help you start a corporate volunteering program click here
or for information on participating in the Community Connect Gardening Corporate Volunteer Program click here.

 

Volunteer Registration Form

  To express your interest in volunteering please fill out the form from this link and one of our interviewers will contact you. Click Here!

By phone: 9931 7777

Or call in and see us at 28 Fisher Road, Dee Why (at rear of New Life Centre).

 
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