Research shows that when a person volunteers, the skills and knowledge they develop can assist them in finding future employment. As volunteers play an active and important role in supporting community organisations we know how volunteers can gain satisfaction and personal growth through their volunteering experience. We do this by supporting the person in making sure they are placed with a suitable organisation, close to where they reside and in a role where they can use existing skills or gain new ones.
Our service provides on-going skills based training delivered by accredited trainers to help develop skills and knowledge for confidently being able to work in the community sector. Anyone working with the community sector is welcome to attend the training we offer.
We may also be able to assist students complete their studies by linking them to host organisations where they can gain practical experience, access additional knowledge and skills and, provide students an opportunity to build links with the wider community.
VOLUNTEER MANAGER SUPPORT
Organisations may not have time or staff to discuss what is involved in setting up a volunteer program for their services. We can assist volunteer managers/coordinators in the initial stages by sharing information on how to set up a program to support the organisation’s services. If the organisation does not have a volunteer program, then our service as first point of contact can help to recruit volunteers for their services.