Be a Volunteer…

FLEXIBLE LIVING VOLUNTEERING SERVICE

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VOLUNTEERING

BE A VOLUNTEER…

Two of the fastest growing areas are the aged care and disability sectors. Imagine: no meals on wheels, respite services, in-home library and social support services, as they rely heavily on volunteers. The community would be in crisis. Imagine without access to volunteers in these sectors, the pressures that would be placed back on families.

Please consider taking on one of the most rewarding and worthwhile roles in society, become a volunteer! 

What is a volunteer

When you are a volunteer you:

  • choose to give your skills and time;
  • help out the community and the not-for-profit organisation you volunteer with;
  • get something out of it yourself;
  • do it for free; and
  • work in a specially assigned volunteer role.

THINGS TO REMEMBER ABOUT VOLUNTEERING

  • it’s always a matter of choice;
  • it only takes place in the not-for-profit sector;
  • it’s about participating in the community;
  • it’s unpaid; and
  • it creates positive change.

read more…Volunteer Brochure

WHY IS VOLUNTEERING IMPORTANT

  • It empowers individuals;
  • It adds value to not-for-profit organisations;
  • It strengthens communities;
  • It can be a pathway to employment; and
  • It’s worth billions to the community.

read more…Career Path Brochure

YOUR RIGHTS AS A VOLUNTEER

  • to work in a healthy and safe environment;
  • to be covered by insurance;
  • not to be discriminated against;
  • not to do the work of paid staff; and
  • to receive orientation and training.

Give it a try

Do you want to:

  • give something back to the community?
  • work for social change?
  • have fun?
  • learn new skills?
  • help others?
  • gain work experience?

WHO BENEFITS

  • the volunteer;
  • the organisation;
  • the client; and
  • the community.

WHAT CAN YOU DO

  • empower people – teach and exchange skills;
  • be indispensable – administration and clerical;
  • provide nourishment – prepare and serve food; and
  • help the world go around – transport people and goods.

WHAT DO ORGANISATIONS EXPECT OF YOU

  • be punctual and respectful of others;
  • tell them when something goes wrong or isn’t working;
  • undertake any training you may need; and
  • carry out the job you have agreed to.

How and Where

We recruit and refer volunteers to over 40 organisations, therefore:

  • how depends on what motivates you, your skills and the time available; and
  • where depends on which organisations meet your needs, and need your contribution.

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

  • administration;
  • community visitor;
  • day respite assistant;
  • disability support worker;
  • fundraising;
  • garden/maintenance;
  • meals on wheels;
  • shopper support;
  • social support – individual or group
  • transport

LOCATIONS

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Logan and Beaudesert Region Map

West Moreton Region Map

Training

Every year we organise training for volunteers who work in community organisations. This training is delivered in various locations throughout the Logan, Beaudesert and West Moreton areas. Click below to see what is on offer.

TRAINING WE OFFER

All training for volunteers is FREE and here are some of the topics that we cover:

  • Manual Handling;
  • Food Safety;
  • Dementia:
  • Parkinson’s Disease;
  • Anti-Discrimination, Bullying and Harassment;
  • Elder Abuse.

WANT TO ATTEND

Anyone can attend our training sessions; carers, volunteers, paid staff and individuals.

For more information and to book a place, click  Available Training.

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