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Give where you live…..Volunteer With Us!

The Volunteer and Community Connections team are always looking for people who are willing to give back to the community in which they live. The contribution of volunteers in our organisation is significant! Without the generous support of our volunteers we would be unable to meet the continued growth in the services we provide to our community.

Benefits of Volunteering

Volunteering is a great way to make new connections, learn new or use current skills and support the important work we do providing quality programs and services to the community. We aim to make volunteering a positive experience for all. Most volunteers will tell you they get as much out of volunteering as they give.  People are motivated to volunteer for a variety of reasons such as they wish to:

  • Participate in their community
  • Have fun
  • Stay active
  • Learn new skills
  • Maintain existing skills
  • Meet people/make new friends               
  • Get out of the house
  • Build self confidence
  • Be of service
  • Be needed
  • Pursue a hobby or special interest
  • Support a cause they believe in

 “I am glad I belong to this fabulous organisation. It is most rewarding” Connect Health & Community Volunteer feedback

Runner Up Winners of the 2017 Glen Eira Community Group Award-

Connect Health & Community Hydrotherapy Volunteers Congratulations!!!

How much time is required?

Volunteering can be a wonderful and rewarding experience. We ask our volunteers to commit to at least one year of volunteering. The amount of time you give will depend on the time you have available and the type of volunteering role you are interested in. Please note most volunteering activities are conducted between 8:30am- 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.

Volunteer opportunities:

  • Assist staff in the running of Planned Activity Groups (PAGs) for people who are frail, aged, or have an acquired brain injury
  • Assist with Strength Training, Mobility Groups and Gentle Exercises Groups
  • Assist with Tai Chi
  • Assist with Walking Groups
  • Conduct Falls Prevention Peer Education Programs to community groups
  • Be a voice for your community and become a Consumer Representative 
  • Participate in Connect Health & Community Health Promotion Programs and activities  
  • Maintenance including gardening, watering, motor vehicles, odd jobs and Hydrotherapy Pool cleaning
  • Participate in the Auxiliary which raises funds for special projects and equipment for Connect Health & Community
  • Assist with Hydrotherapy Program
  • Community Transport – drive a Connect Health & Community car or bus, drive your own car or be a bus jockey (link to Community Transport Page)

How to Join us:

For all enquiries please call: 9575 5312

Or email us: vcoord@connecthealth.org.au

Prospective volunteers are required to attend a personal interview with one of our staff members from the Volunteer and Community Connections Team. This gives us an opportunity to understand your interests, needs and assist in determining the right volunteer role for you. It is also an opportunity for us to provide you with information about our organisation and volunteer role/s.

Standard Screening

National Criminal Police and Referees Checks

Prospective volunteers must provide two referees and agree to us conducting a National Criminal Police Check on commencement and on a three-yearly basis.  Connect Health & Community will cover the cost of the Police Check.

Statutory Declarations:

Any prospective volunteer who arrived in Australia after the age of sixteen (16) years (even if an Australian citizen) will be required to complete a Statutory Declaration declaring whether they have any criminal convictions in other countries. Link to PDF Stat Dec

Working with Children Check

Due to the new Child Safety Legislation all volunteers must now have a Working with Children Check- this check is free for volunteers please visit: http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/

Other screening requirements are dependent on the volunteer role you wish to be involved in.

If you would like to join our wonderful team of volunteers and be part of BBCH Volunteer and Community Connections Team contact us

Phone: 9575-5312 or email: vcoord@connecthealth.org.au

 

Keeping our Volunteers Informed

Volunteer and Community Connections Newsletter

Newsletter  Autumn Edition 2017

Newsletter  Summer Edition 2016

 

 

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