As we monitor and learn more about the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) across our State, we want to provide as much clarity to our community on what steps we are taking to protect our residents and volunteers.
Importantly, City of Prospect is taking the proactive step of cancelling all non-essential gatherings of people in order to reduce the spread of infection and to keep the vulnerable members of our community safe. As such, regular Council programming and events including all of our volunteer activities have been suspended from 16 March 2020 for an undetermined period.
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City of Prospect recognises that volunteers play an important and valuable part in our community. Where volunteers are engaged with Council activities, we strive to provide volunteers with the opportunity to be a part of a team where they feel valued and appreciated
There are many opportunities for volunteers to be involved throughout our City. We believe that volunteers who donate their time and skills to assist the community should be provided with the right support and resources where appropriate.
People often volunteer for many different reasons, including…
- Improving the community
- Personal satisfaction
- Developing social networks
- Gaining work experience
- Utilising untapped skills
- Learning new skills
- Building self-confidence and self esteem
- Enjoying the contact they get with other people
- Maintaining existing skills
- Satisfaction of work
- Meeting new challenges
- Enhancing responsibility
- Enhancing a curriculum vitae (increasing employability)
- Opening new job networks
Digital Technology Tutors
Assists with the delivery of one on one training sessions for those who are wanting help with technology i.e. their laptop, internet, emails, tablet, smart phone etc. This role would suit applicants who have experience using a wide range of technology and can commit to a roster / schedule for a minimum of 6 months.
Social Program Assistant
Assists the Community and Home Support Team who provide social activities, programs and outings for older people to enhance their quality of life through social engagement.
- Mens Shed - this role involves assisting with the set up and pack up of the program, helping participants with various wood-working projects/activities. The role requires someone with a good understanding of WHS. This role is based at the Men’s Shed facility (rear of Nailsworth Community Hall) and would suit applicants who ideally have a background in wood-working and who can commit to an ongoing role each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm.
- Friendship Group - this role involves the setup and pack up of activities (bowling mat, and preparation and serving of a light afternoon tea). This role would suit applicants who can commit to an ongoing role each Tuesday from 11.30pm to 3pm.
- Community Lunch - this role involves the setup and pack up of activities, serving of meals, socialising with clients and washing up of crockery etc. The community lunches are held on the first Thursday of each month. This role would suit applicants who can commit to an ongoing role on the first Thursdays of each month from 9.30am to 3pm.
Toy Library Assistant
Assists library staff with the operation of a high quality and varied collection of toys and activities for loan to families / caregivers with pre-school aged children. This role would suit applicants who can commit to a roster / schedule for a minimum of 2-3 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months.
Volunteer Bus Drivers
Assist Council to provide a popular and well-utilised bus service for older residents. Volunteers drive the Council’s Community Bus on a rostered basis, taking passengers to the Library, local shopping centres and on social outings.
RhymeTime / Story Time Facilitators
Assists Library staff plan and deliver pre-school aged children’s program during school terms. Experience / qualifications in early Childhood Development is an advantage but not essential.
- Rhyme Time is a popular and well attended children’s program consisting of the singing of nursery rhymes accompanied by simple musical instruments. Thursdays mornings.
- Story Time consists of the reading of children’s picture books followed by a related craft session on Wednesday mornings.
How to get involved
It’s easy to register your interest - simply click here! You will be connected to our volunteer database, where you will just need to answer a few questions to complete your application.
Alternatively, if you would like more information about the above vacancies, contact the Volunteer and Community Programs Coordinator on 8269 5355 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other volunteer vacancies within the Prospect area
Meals on Wheels
Prospect Branch are looking for new volunteers to join their team. Join other like minded people and enjoy the friendly camaraderie of the Prospect branch whilst you assist in providing an important service to the community. The prospect branch are looking for drivers, delivery helpers and kitchen helpers. Ring Rosey on 0417 874081 for more information.
Labrina Village Residential Care. Southern Cross Care
Residential Care Homes are vibrant places to live and visit. Volunteers are a fundamental part of their social activities as they provide friendship and companionship to their residents. They are looking for volunteers who can visit residents on a 1:1 basis to provide companionship and or taking a resident out for lunch or a site seeing activity e.g. movies, beach, shopping centre. For more information contact Hannah Jeffrey at Southern Cross Care on 8292 1800 or email email@example.com
Uniting Communities aim to enhance the quality of life, wellbeing and independence through a number of social support programs and group outings for older people living in the community. A variety of volunteer opportunities are available for, but not limited to, visitors, drivers, phone support, friendly dogs and their owners, musicians and people with an interest in art and craft. For more information, call in and see us at our Allied Health site - 332 Regency Road, Prospect or contact Jacqui on 8202 5907. They would love to hear from you and explore some ideas.
Assist with the SACommunity Information Directory. Undertake research and liaise with community based organisations to ensure data is up-to-date. This volunteer role works across two organisations (Connecting Up and City of Prospect). This role would suit applicants who have experience using a computer, email and the internet, a friendly phone manner and are able to work in a team and independently. Accuracy and attention to detail is essential in this role! Contact Catherine McIntryre, Community Information Coordinator on 8212 8555 ext 203 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Aboriginal Community Connect.
Do you have a passion for working with the Aboriginal Community? If YES, then Aboriginal Community Connect wants to hear from you. Aboriginal Community Connect is one of many programs within Uniting Communities that offers a support service to the Aboriginal Community. If you are interested or require more information about being a volunteer with this organisation contact Renee on 8344 6054 or email ReneeS@unitingcommunities.org
Prospect District Cricket Club.
This club is looking for enthusiastic, passionate and reliable volunteers to join their club in various roles such as scorers and team managers. This club provides pathways to state and Australian Cricket for men and women. If you would like to know more about how to get involved ring Martin 0412 77234 email@example.com or Tom 0498 06347 firstname.lastname@example.org
There are many similarities between traditional “volunteering” and being a member of a service club / community organisation; as these organisations also promote community connection and opportunities for individuals to assist their local community. The following organisations are always seeking new members:
Rotary Club of Prospect
Are looking for volunteers/members to assist their club with writing grants, website development and social media, to assisting with their sausage sizzles / fundraising projects. If you are a community minded person who is passionate about helping others then contact Julie Johnson on Johnson.email@example.com or 0401 251693.
Prospect Blair Athol Lions Club
Lion Clubs are an International service organisation serving the communities locally, nationally and internationally. They undertake various fundraising activities locally e.g. Prospect Fair, Christmas Carols, Bunnings BBQ, Multiple Birth Society events, Tourrific Prospect Street Party etc. They are looking for persons to assist with their fundraising activities. If you are interested and have some time to spare and would like to be a part of this organisation and / or their fundraising events please ring Roy Colaco on 0413 187332 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like more information about the above vacancies, contact the Volunteer and Community Programs Coordinator on (08) 8269 5355 or email email@example.com.