Volunteering

Mission

To enhance service delivery to people with an intellectual disability through quality recruitment, co-ordination and recognition of volunteers within the Oakleigh Centre.

Opportunities for Volunteers

The Oakleigh Centre offers a diverse range of services to people with disabilities. Opportunities for volunteers are many and varied. Volunteer roles include:

  • Customer service in the Opportunity Shops
  • Supporting clients in day activity programs such as art, craft, photography, games and computers
  • Supporting clients to access recreation and leisure options, such as holidays, a day at the cricket, the weekly disco, a classical concert, lunch in the Dandenongs
  • Being a community friend to share a hobby or enjoy outings together
  • Gardening at community residences
  • Minor maintenance tasks
  • Christmas tree sales

Vacant positions can be viewed on www.govolunteer.com.au

Why Volunteer?

Volunteering provides the opportunity to:

  • Share your skills and experience
  • Develop new skills
  • Meet new people
  • Have fun
  • Support your community
  • Try something new or different
  • Stay involved and be active

How we support volunteers

We support you by:

  • Providing an orientation to volunteering at the Oakleigh Centre
  • Giving you a role description
  • Informing you of Oakleigh Centre events
  • Inviting your input regarding volunteer involvement
  • Providing opportunities for personal and professional development
  • Acknowledging your time and support

Why I Volunteer…

“”I volunteer because I want to. I get self satisfaction from helping people. I enjoy meeting people. Even though I’ve retired, I don’t think anyone should retire, but just change direction” - David Hawkes – Volunteer

“It has expanded my horizons and given me a sense of achievement and satisfaction” - Noel Ebery – Volunteer

Enquires to the Co-Ordinator of Volunteers on (03) 9569 0603 or email us volunteers@oakleighcenre.org

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