Volunteer with us

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Without the 200 volunteers who donate their time, skills and support, Connect Health & Community wouldn’t be able to provide much-needed services to our community. Can you join our volunteers and give a little to change a lot for the people who need it most?

Feel good by giving back to your community

Volunteers help us to provide quality health services and education for the people who need them. Volunteers really do make a difference.

Volunteers work with our staff to provide a range of community-based health services. We want to build a healthier community, and our volunteers are with us every step of the way.

Why volunteer?

When you volunteer, you know you are making a difference in someone’s life. It is a great way to make new connections, learn new skills and support the community you live in.

We want to make volunteering a positive experience for everyone and will take the time to match you with a role that suits your interests and skills, and offer support and training to help you grow.

Studies have suggested many benefits for those who donate their time to helping others, including an increased sense of personal wellbeing. 

How do I become a volunteer?

Becoming a volunteer is simple. Come in for a chat with one of our volunteer coordinators and tell us about yourself and your interests and skills. We’ll then match you with a role that is the best fit for you.

What commitment is expected?

The amount of time you give will depend on your availability and the type of volunteering role that interests you.

However, we ask that you commit for at least one year, as we have found that this gives our volunteers the best chance to learn skills, become confident in their role and support the program.

What do I need?

We ask our volunteers to provide two referees and undertake a National Criminal Police Check and a Working with Children Check. Depending on the volunteer role you participate in, other screening requirements may apply.

Will I be supported?

We understand you may be unsure of your role, and we will give you all the support you need to make your time with us enjoyable and rewarding.

We provide you with a welcome induction, ongoing support, and opportunities for further education and training.

What do volunteers do?

Our volunteers help us to run health services and provide information and access for people in the community. As a volunteer, you could:

  • Assist with our social support groups for frail, older people or those with an acquired brain injury
  • Assist with strength training, mobility groups and gentle exercise programs.
  • Assist with the hydrotherapy program.
  • Support tai chi and walking groups.
  • Assist with health promotion programs and activities.
  • Maintain gardens, equipment or motor vehicles.
  • Drive or assist with our community transport.
  • Raise funds through the auxiliary for special projects and equipment.
Most volunteer activities are conducted Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm.

Connect with us

Call us on 03 9575 5312 to find out more.

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