Volunteer Positions

A number of volunteer positions are currently available in the following areas:

Community/ Social Services
Admin/ General
Seniors Support
Gardening and maintenance
Young People
Family Support
Education
Health Services

For further information on these opportunities and others please call the Volunteer Resource Centre on 9419 1628.
 


Community/Social Services

NHW
Become part of your local community and join Neighbourhood Watch. Volunteers are needed to assist at fundraising activities, and to assist from time to time preparing promotional material. All you would need to spare is a few hours per month.

Sporting Club Canteen Help
Do you enjoy being involved with community sports? This may be the role for you! A local football club is seeking volunteers to help as a canteen assistant. You only need to spare a few hours every second weekend helping with the preparation and serving of food and drink.

Activity Assistants
Caring volunteers are needed to assist clients with a wide variety of activities such as crafts and gardening.

Men’s Shed Supervisor
The Men’s Shed is looking for a supervisor to operate the Shed on a Saturday and / or be available weekdays to act as a relief Supervisor. If you like socialising, have a woodwork background with workshop experience, and are able to supervise use of tools and machinery, the Men’s Shed would love to have your support.

Soup Patrol Assistants
Volunteers are needed to assist with preparing rolls; cakes and soup to take out soup runs to underprivileged members of the community. Volunteers can be part of the delivery team or the preparation team, or both! Volunteers are rostered on once a month for only a few hours.

Radio Operators
Radio Operators are needed to work in operations tower of local Sea Rescue Group.

Toy Making
Join this friendly group and help make wooden toys for local children.

Social Support
Social support volunteers work directly with clients, one-to-one or in a group. Activities include taking a client shopping, home visits, trips to a place of mutual interest, or supporting a group of clients on an outing or in a program. Social support volunteers use their own vehicle to transport clients and are reimbursed for fuel. If a social support volunteer does not have their own vehicle, they may be able to carry out home visits by using public transport.

Kitchen hand
Duties would include assisting the cook, setting and clearing the tables and helping with the dishes.

Food Hamper Assistants
Volunteers are required to assist with putting pre packaged food into hampers for those who are disadvantaged in the local community. No experience is necessary, - just a willingness and desire to help other less fortunate.

Safety House Committee Members
Safety Houses are located throughout the community and provide a safe haven for children if they are feeling threatened. Safety House Kwinana needs volunteers to join their dedicated committee, and to assist with general duties including monitoring safety houses and liaising with residents about the program.

Admin/ General

Gallery Attendant Guide
Assist with the running of the museum in a number of capacities to provide an informative and pleasurable experience to visitors.

Help with a wide range of administrative tasks that include responding to email and phone enquiries, updating database; creating cards; coordinating volunteers and a range of other duties as directed.

OP Shop Support
Tasks include sorting clothes and other items and preparing them for sale. Cleaning and pricing goods and other general duties.

Fundraising Support
The Rockingham Environment Centre is seeking someone to help with identifying and applying for grants to help with the ongoing running of the Centre.

Seniors Support 

Committee Members
Warnbro Community and Family Centre are seeking Committee Members. If you can spare a few hours and would be like to be part of an active committee, this could be for you!

Activities Assistants
Volunteers are needed to assist with tasks that include preparing morning teas and lunches, setting up activities, and assisting clients with mobility. Volunteers are also required to help out with or outings by assisting our clients on our bus excursions. (No driving required)

Therapy Aide
Provide assistant to therapy assistant with hand therapy.
Spend time with clients by walking in the gardens, talking, assisting with recreational activities, learn to massage clients hands, and paint fingernails.

Men’s Group Support
Provide support for the men’s group with a variety of activities including woodwork, quiz groups, and crafts. Assist with activities and provide companionship.

Carers
Volunteers are needed to take care of clients while they are in the Adult Day Centre. Duties include socialising with clients and ensuring that clients enjoy themselves.

General Helpers
Volunteers wanted to undertake a variety of tasks including bingo assistant, music helpers, garden workers, visitors and excursions assistance.

Kitchen hands
Volunteers needed to help prepare and serve meals to seniors, and to assist with activities.

Drivers
Drivers are needed to take clients to and from appointments. Some roles only require volunteers to travel on vehicle to help clients on and off and to assist with shopping duties.

Shopping Bus Assistant
Can you spare a few hours on a Thursday morning to help clients on the “Shopping Bus”? Clients are taken shopping each Thursday and volunteers are needed to help clients on and off the shopping bus, and to assist with taking shopping back into client’s homes.

Gardening and Maintenance

The Kwinana Volunteer Resource Centre has many groups listed who are seeking volunteer support in a number of gardening and maintenance positions. Some examples are listed below:

Fleet Maintenance Volunteer
Do you enjoy looking after cars? We have an organisation that is seeking someone to assist with basic maintenance and cleaning of their fleet vehicles. Flexible working hours during the week.

General maintenance and garden helpers
Volunteers are needed to undertake gardening duties at client’s homes. Tasks include general tidying, weeding; pruning; mowing lawns etc. Tasks usually take one hour per property.

Handyman
General handyman duties, fixing broken doors, painting, general outdoor clean ups.

Gardening and maintenance
General handyman type duties including gardening, cleaning and small repairs.

Garden duties
Volunteers work together sowing seeds, picking-out of small seedlings into pots, making cuttings, potting on and washing pots. Also involved in seed collecting trips, assisting in the nursery and some maintenance.

Young People
 
The Kwinana Volunteer Resource Centre has many groups listed who are seeking volunteer support in mentoring roles for young people in our community. Some examples are listed below:

Supervisors
Volunteer supervisors are needed to support The Smith Family’s “Student to Student” program. You would be required to call the “phone buddies” to check on their progress, order books from The Smith Family Volunteer Operations Centre and be available to answer questions and provide information (you will be reimbursed for your phone calls). If you enjoy working with young people, and would like information, call the Volunteer Resource Centre today to find out more!

Child Mentors
Volunteer mentors are needed to provide role modeling to refuge children aged 4-14 years ad to assist them in developing and enhancing a range of new and different skills.

Youth Mentoring Program
Mentors are needed to provide one on one support to a young person. This could include assisting with homework, attending social activities, or just having a cool drink at the local coffee shop. Applications are open during the first two weeks of each school term. Requires 12 month commitment.

Youth Mentors
Provide friendship and support to a young person aged between 7 and 17 years of age. As a mentor you will spend quality time with a young person, meeting around 3 - 4 times per month for a minimum of 12 months. Big Brothers and Sisters provide a positive role model, leading by example and encouraging the young person to reach their potential.

Mentors
Volunteer Mentors are dedicated men and women, from all walks of life, who provide friendship, guidance and support to students who need a little help to negotiate some of life's challenges.

School Help Volunteers
Retirees are needed to volunteer with a variety of tasks that includes assisting with reading, numeracy, gardening, office help, cooking classes, science, art library etc.

Assistant Scout Leader
Help the Scout Leader to run activities; helping with programming; having fun, camping, hiking, raft making.

School Reading Assistants
Volunteers will work as part of a team to support students in years six and seven. You will only need to commit 1.5 hours per week during the school term. Training and resources provided.

Family Support

Parent Link Volunteer
Parent Link is a free visiting service for families with children aged 0-6. Volunteers deliver a structured parenting program that focuses on enhancing existing strengths.

Kindy Helpers
Help with the day to day running of the three year old kindy program.

Playgroup Assistants
Support staff in assisting children with fine motor skills, participating in playgroup activities.

Education

Reading Tutors
Volunteers are needed to work with adults on a one to one basis to help improve skills in reading, writing, spelling and some basic maths.

Computer Teachers
Volunteers are required to teach basic computer and internet skills. The course is conducted through the Federal Government's Broadband Course for seniors.

Health Services

Community Care
Local Support Centre is seeking people with skills in the following areas: podiatry; hairdressing; reflexology; nutritionist; herbalist; bowen therapist; yoga instructors, art therapy. Services are provided to people in our community who are on low incomes or disadvantaged.

Heart Patient Support
Volunteers are needed to spend time talking to heart patients - the aim is to alleviate concerns and anxieties that are expressed by patients. The position is sometimes challenging, but very rewarding.

Café Helpers
The local Hospital Auxiliary provides a place for patients and visitors to relax and enjoy a light refreshment. There is also a gift shop that is operated by the volunteers..Join the friendly team at Elanoras Cafe who work to provide tea, coffee and light meals to visitors and staff at the local hospital.
Volunteers are required to take the Cafe / Gift Shop Trolley to the wards for patients to purchase a variety of items such as magazines, books, newspapers and personal items.

Telephone Support Listeners
Volunteers needed to offer non-judgmental, emotional telephone support to the lonely, despairing or suicidal, or those at risk of becoming so. Volunteers are everyday people who are willing to give their time to support those in crisis.

Hospice Support
Provide social support, care respite, transport (optional) to people in our community hospice care service, meal preparation for carer / clients, light household chores and light shopping