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Volunteer

Volunteers play a critical role in the delivery of CatholicCare services - in fact, around 10% of the services we provide to people in need would not be possible without the support of our volunteers.

Current opportunities

Emergency Relief Intake Assessors | Footscray, Epping

Our new Emergency Relief program requires skilled volunteers to assist people in addressing their basic needs while they are experiencing financial distress. 

This role is a great opportunity to work one-to-one with clients while gaining support and assessment experience within the social services sector.

The commitment requires a minimum of one day a fortnight at either of our Footscray and Epping branches. (Footscray: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am to 4pm) (Epping: Tuesday and Thursday from 12pm to 4pm)

Key duties include interviewing clients to conduct assessment of presenting needs; providing Emergency Relief resources within guidelines and program resources; advocating for clients and providing information on other support services; providing quality customer service and care; and data entry and maintenance of client records.

All volunteers are required to undergo a Police Record Check (PRC) and a Working with Children Check (WWCC) prior to commencing any voluntary work with CatholicCare (NOTE: CatholicCare will facilitate the PRC at no cost to the volunteer).

Application details: 

  • Contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Matt Walton at volunteer@ccam.org.au for more information or to apply for this role.

Volunteer School Tutors | Geelong

Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer experience?

We are looking for several volunteer tutors to assist newly arrived refugee students in Refugee Learning Support groups, at three Geelong schools. These support groups will provide Primary and Secondary non-English speaking students with support to integrate into their school environment, to develop their english language and study skills, and to improve their social connectedness.

These sessions will be held weekly from 3-5pm during school terms, starting from Term Two 2019.

All volunteers are required to undergo a Police Record Check (PRC) and a Working with Children Check (WWCC) prior to commencing any voluntary work with CatholicCare (NOTE: CatholicCare will facilitate the PRC at no cost to the volunteer).

Application details:

  • Contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Matt Walton at volunteer@ccam.org.au for more information or to apply for this role.

 

 

What services do volunteers support at CatholicCare?

CatholicCare volunteers run and support a range of services including:

  • sewing groups
  • homework clubs
  • English conversation classes for newly arrived refugees
  • academic support and encouragement for disadvantaged adults who are enrolled in our Clemente Fitzroy program
  • administrative support at a number of our offices
  • event help and organisation
  • pastoral support in prisons and hospitals

 

We are grateful for the many wonderful people who give their time, skills and experience to help us respond to an ever-increasing demand for our services. By volunteering, they contribute to making our community a better place.

Volunteering is rewarding in other ways. Giving their time for a good cause can help volunteers to:

  • build skills and experience
  • stay active
  • make new friends
  • gain a sense of personal achievement

Eligibility

CatholicCare welcomes volunteers from all backgrounds, life stages and with a broad range of skills. Volunteers under 18 years of age must have written consent from a parent or legal guardian.

How do I register to become a volunteer?

Volunteer opportunities are advertised when available and are based on program and client needs.

All volunteers are required to submit an Expression of Interest Form and current resumé when applying for a position. Volunteers who are shortlisted are required to attend an interview with the Volunteer Coordinator and the Program Coordinator.

Once selected for a position, all volunteers are required to:

  • complete a Registration Form,
  • read and sign a Confidentiality Agreement and Volunteer Declaration, and 
  • undergo a Police Record Check and a Working with Children Check (CatholicCare will reimburse the cost of this when you commence voluntary work).

 

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