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To keep up-to-date on all the latest news on Aged Care, the NDIS and from Volunteering Australia, follow the links below :

Aged Care News

NDIS News

Volunteering Australia News

 

Fact 1. Did you know?

Unpaid volunteers are often the glue that holds a community together. Volunteering allows you to connect to your community and make it a better place.   Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, especially if you are new to an area. Volunteering can provide a healthy boost to your self-confidence, self-esteem, and life satisfaction. (Macquarie University)

Fact 2. Did you know?

Volunteering provides most volunteers with an increased sense of belonging to their community, opportunities to use their skills, to make a difference to the organisation’s work, and to learn and develop. For some it also provides pathways or assistance to paid employment. (State of Volunteering in Australia 2012)

Fact 3. Did you know?

The economic value of volunteering in Australia has been estimated to be approximately $42 billion per annum, with the time donated by volunteers to welfare services alone, being responsible for $27.4 billion per annum. (The Value of Volunteering: A discussion paper on volunteering in the community and welfare sector House of Representatives Standing Committee on Family, Community, Housing and Youth, Commonwealth of Australia 2008)

Fact 4. Did you know?

Volunteering benefits elderly and society

Research has shown that for older adults, volunteering can be an important mechanism for meeting new people and extending connections. Whilst there are undoubtedly many social opportunities for older people in which they can interact, volunteering can provide a much broader and more diverse network of interactions than other types of social activities. (www.myageingparent.com)

Supporting organisations, funded by the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) and Queensland Community Care Services (QCCS), by assisting them to employ volunteers in their services to help people live independently within their homes and community . Without wonderful volunteers to help these organisations, these services that support a consumer’s independence would be reduced or may become redundant.

All volunteers are recognised for their tremendous support and contribution to these organisations who help build better communities for the individual, families and friends.

Training

Cultural Awareness in the Workplace

Tuesday 16th may 2017

Where: Training Room, Level 1

Unit 1/54 – 66 Perrin Drive Underwood

See information flyer

Manual Handling

Tuesday 30th May 2017

9.30 am to 11.30 am

at TransitCare

Level 1, 628 Kingston Road Loganlea

See information flyer

What we do!

Recruit Volunteers

We recruit and place volunteers within a network of aged care and disability organisations in the Logan, Beaudesert and West Moreton regions.

Offer Volunteer Training

We organise and present training through our network of fully accredited trainers for volunteers and staff within community organisations.

Support Volunteer Managers

Our service can help in the setting up or updating of volunteer programs within community organisations.

Recognition of Volunteers

Showing appreciation to your volunteers is extremely important and we offer support and tools so you can thank your volunteers for the wonderful work they do.

Testimonials

 

Volunteers are angels, caring, sharing, a blessed companion that enrich the lives of many others

Pat

Client at Logan Central Respite Centre

Many “hip hip hoorays” for all the great volunteers who give their days to help us in many ways. They greet us with a smile and help to make our days worthwhile.

Lorna

Client at TransitCare Community Flyer

I have worked with volunteers for 30 years and they have been caring and selfless people. Nothing is ever a bother for volunteers.

Colleen

Staff Member of Logan East Community Centre

Our volunteers are a wonderful group of genuine, caring and dedicated people who enrich the lives of our clients and bring valuable skills that complement with our tram of staff. We would not be able to provide as much service without the time they give.

Merja

Staff member of Blue Care

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