Volunteering enables people from diverse backgrounds and all ages to become actively involved in the community while developing and learning new skills, or utilising existing skills.

Trained volunteers have an important role within OzPol by supporting clients through social contact, transport and more. The invaluable support provided by volunteers helps maintain clients' quality of life.

Volunteers are supported through coordinated programs offering orientation, on-going training and supervision. Volunteer Services as a whole is managed by the Volunteer Coordinator and Volunteers are coordinated and supervised within the service with which they volunteer.

Volunteers can assist with activities such as:

  • Support visits: Visiting clients on a regular basis and providing social support
  • Friendly sitting: Providing in-home respite care for families and carers.
  • Transport assistance: Using their own vehicles to transport clients to shops, medical appointments and other outings.
  • Residential facilities-based activities: Community Visitors Scheme and/or assisting clients and staff with recreational activities such as arts and crafts, sewing and music.

What Volunteer Roles Are Available?

At the moment, volunteering opportunities are available at OzPol within our Community Visitors Scheme and our Centre-Based Day Respite. To become a volunteer you will be initially interviewed by the Volunteer Coordinator to ensure that your skills and interests are matched within an environment that will be most rewarding to you.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact us on (07) 3211 3833.