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Volunteers

volunteers sydwest multicultural services 1Volunteering is a great way to help SydWest if you are passionate about our mission and would like to give back to your local community. Volunteering can be a positive way to use the skills you already have, develop new skills, meet new networking contacts and add experience to your resume.

All of our volunteer roles have clear role descriptions so applicants can apply for roles that may add to their work experience or help develop new skills. We may also provide referees to volunteers for job applications if agreed by volunteer supervisors.

SydWest volunteers acknowledge that volunteering with us is unpaid and does not necessarily lead to paid employment. Volunteers can apply for employment with SydWest if a role that meets their skills becomes available.

Areas for volunteering with us:

  • Be a part of excursions and social activities designed to help individual, youth groups and families
  • Volunteer to be a part of the SydWest team at the office supporting our work from behind the scenes and gain skills to work in the sector
  • Engaging with mothers and children in a playgroup setting and helping to coordinate children’s activities
  • Host workshops/classes in the area of art therapy, yoga, sports activities or at one of our events
  • Assist with our Driver Mentoring Program
  • Participate in home visiting as part of our Social Support Program

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What to expect when you apply

The volunteer application process is as follows:

  • After applying for a role, the successful applicants will receive a phone call or an email from the HR staff
  • The shortlisted applicants will be contacted via phone and undertake a short initial interview as part of the application process
  • Depending on the volunteer role requirements, a formal interview may be conducted
  • Applicant Police and Working with Children checks will be completed
  • If the volunteer application is approved, applicants will receive an invitation to the mandatory induction session

Things to consider before applying

  • Volunteer applicants must be aged 18 years or older
  • Volunteers have to be committed to regular attendance as per the role requirements
  • Applicants must agree to a National Police Check and must have a current (or be willing to apply for) a Working with Children check
  • Volunteers have to be willing to participate in mandatory induction sessions and role specific training

How to become a volunteer?

Applying to volunteer is easy! Just complete the online form and we will get back to you shortly.

Volunteer Application Form

 

Neighbourhood Buddies – Call for Volunteers

SydWest Multicultural Services and Mt Druitt Ethnic Communities Agency (MECA) are pleased to announce a new initiative, the Neighbourhood Buddies, that will connect new settlers and their families with a resident local to Blacktown or Mt Druitt. The process will assist in building networks, knowledge, navigation skills, social and cultural participation that will improve social cohesion and a sense of belonging.

SydWest Multicultural Services is currently recruiting in the Blacktown LGA to become Buddies to our new families settling in the area. As a Buddy, you will be asked to share your knowledge and experiences of living in and navigating the Australian society and way of life.

Mentor Buddies will be a friendly, familiar face that will act as a neighbourhood mentor and guide, assisting families to build community networks, knowledge, navigation skills, social and cultural participation, wellbeing and belonging.

All participants and volunteers will be matched based on their mutual suitability for the Neighbourhood Buddies vision.

All mentor buddies will receive ongoing training with SydWest Multicultural Services and will include how to identify opportunities for upskilling, employment, connecting with other support networks and communities that may be beneficial to the specifics of the client participant.

If you would like to become a Neighbourhood Buddy volunteer, please complete our Volunteer Application Form, or contact Rere Akerauara, Community Connections Officer on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Call (02) 9621 6633 or 0498 822 088

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Volunteer to become a Neighbourhood Buddy

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Volunteer Application Form

Blacktown

  •   Level 2, 125 Main Street
      Blacktown NSW 2148

  • Tel : (02) 9621 6633
  • Fax : (02) 9831 5625
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Castle Hill

  •  The Community Hub
     Castle Hill Towers Shopping Centre
     6-14 Castle Street
     Castle Hill NSW 2154
  • Tel : (02) 9621 6633
  • Fax : (02) 9831 5625
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Mt Druitt

  •   Level 1, 13 Cleeve Close
      Mt Druitt NSW 2770

  • Tel : (02) 9625 0455
  • Fax : (02) 9625 0322
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Castle Hill

  • SydWest staff will be onsite on
            Wednesdays and Thursdays
  • We offer Aged Care and Disability
             Services

Penrith

  •   Community Connection Building
      Suite 113, 114-116 Henry Street
      Penrith NSW 2750
  • Tel : (02) 9621 6633
  • Fax : (02) 9831 5625
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Rouse Hill

  •   Vinegar Hill Community Centre
      29 Main Street
      Rouse Hill NSW 2155
  • Tel : (02) 9621 6633
  • Fax : (02) 9831 5625
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