Volunteering 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.