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Current Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering with Activ is now open for business! There are a number of volunteering opportunities right across the organisation. Below are all our current opportunities.


Companion volunteers  - Companionship for adults living with disability 


Activ’s Companion Volunteers give their time and friendship to adults living with disability so that they can do the things the rest of us take for granted. 

Our customers want to bake cakes, tend a vegetable garden, catch the bus, walk a dog, learn to knit, visit the library. If you have the time and passion to help with one or more of these everyday tasks, we would love to hear from you.

Being a companion volunteer would suit someone with a couple of hours to spare each week, wanting to make a difference and provide genuine companionship and help to people living with disability. Please contact the volunteer office on 08 9208 5033/5088 or volunteering@activ.asn.au 

Here are some of our current Companion Volunteer activities in Perth and Geraldton:

Osborne Park – Baking – 3 hours a week 
A companion volunteer is required to support a customer who is a keen baker. We are looking for someone who can help with baking once a week and who also shares a passion for cooking and looking after chickens. The volunteer will be required to assist at one of Activ’s shared accommodation locations in Osborne Park. Contact Activ volunteers on 08 9208 5088/ 08 9208 5033 for more details.

Osborne Park - Gardening – 3 hours a week 
Do you have a passion and skill in gardening, knitting and crocheting? Activ volunteers is searching for a companion for a customer who would love to learn to knit or crochet and who also loves to garden. All you need is to dedicate 3 hours a week to spend time with our customer in one of Activ’s Shared Accommodation houses in Osborne Park. Contact Activ volunteers on 08 9208 5088/ 08 9208 5033 for more details. 

Doubleview – Men’s Shed Subiaco – Saturday 
If you like to spend time woodworking and socialising at a local Men’s Shed, volunteer with Activ volunteers today! We need a companion volunteer for a customer who would like to spend time at the Subiaco Men’s Shed. You will have to travel with our customer from Doubleview to Subiaco every Saturday to the Subiaco Men’s Shed where you will share your skill and time there. If you have a few hours to dedicate every Saturday contact Activ volunteers on 08 9208 5088/ 08 9208 5033 for more details. 

Doubleview – Saturday/Sunday outings – 3 hours 
A volunteer is needed to be a companion to a customer who wants to head out on a Saturday or Sunday. 3 hours of a volunteer’s time is needed to accompany our customer for a spot of shopping, enjoy a cup of coffee together or a visit to the zoo, park or cinema. Our customer is sociable, bright and loves animals. If you have a few hours to volunteer, contact Activ volunteers on 08 9208 5088/ 08 9208 5033 for more details.

Bassendean – Arts and Crafts 3 hours–  Friday 
If you are retired and have some spare time on your hands, Activ volunteers is looking for a companion volunteer who can offer 3 hours a week on a Friday. Our customer lives in an Activ Shared Accommodation home in Bassendean. Our customer loves art and craft and is looking for a lady in her sixties who can they share this hobby with. For more information contact Activ volunteers on 08 9208 5088/ 08 9208 5033.

Bassendean – Pet therapy – 2 hours – Friday
Our customers love spending time with pets. If you have a gentle dog and would like to share some of your time with your loving pet with 6 of our customers, we would like to hear from you. Our customers living together at Activ’s Bassendean Shared Accommodation would like pet therapy session with a dog for 2 hours on a Friday evening. This will brighten up their lives tremendously. Contact Activ volunteers for more information on 9208 5088/ 08 9208 5033.

Geraldton – Pool and exercise classes and coffee – 2 hours twice a week 
Our customer in Geraldton needs a volunteer who will be happy to swim some easy laps at the local pool or enrol in seniors exercise classes together, twice a week. Outings to the foreshore on a nice day and perhaps a coffee in town before returning home are also activities that can be incorporated into this time together. These activities will brighten up our customer’s day. If you have an outgoing personality and would like to dedicate an activity filled 2 hours twice a week contact Activ volunteers on 08 9208 5088/ 08 9208 5033.

Geraldton –  Exercise and creativity – 2 hours a week
Another customer in Geraldton needs a companion to go for a weekly swim at the local pool and to attend seniors exercise classes. As a volunteer, you will also be helping this customer by taking pictures of their activities and creatively putting it together in a photo diary so that these moments can be shared with their family and friends. This is our customer’s favourite hobby. If you are energetic, enjoy senior activities and can contribute to a creative hobby, contact Activ volunteers on 08 9208 5088/ 08 9208 5033.

 

Service volunteers

We are particularly looking for people who have one day a week to spare (between 10 am – 2.30 pm) to provide regular assistance to these important skills and enrichment sessions for our customers.

You may have a passion that you would like to share? Being a Service volunteer would suit someone with one day a week to spare (within school hours). We are particularly keen to hear from people who have Monday or Tuesday available. Please contact the volunteer office on 08 9208 5033/5088 or volunteering@activ.asn.au

Recreation volunteers- Taking our customers on holidays or day outings 

We all know how good holidays are! Our Recreation volunteers support our customers on their holidays – locally , nationally and internationally,  giving these adults living with disability the opportunity of experiencing things they would not be able to do without support.

We provide Recreation volunteers with training prior to going on overnight stays; volunteers  will always be in a group with other volunteers and staff – so there’s plenty of support and experience at hand.  Being a service volunteer would suit someone  who has time during the year for some of the longer holidays,  or on weekends throughout the year. Please contact the volunteer office on 08 9208 5033/5088 or volunteering@activ.asn.au

Bus drivers for Recreation holidays

Having a HR or MR licence is a real asset as we frequently need drivers for our 21 seater buses for local and national holidays. Being a Recreation driver would suit someone with a current HR or MR licence who has time during the year or on weekends to provide this critical service supporting our holidays.  

Please contact the volunteer office on 08 9208 5033/5088 or volunteering@activ.asn.au

City to Surf volunteers -  Albany 23 July, Geraldton 30 Jul, Karratha 6 August, Busselton 13 August, Perth 27 August 

We have a range of options for volunteers to help out in Albany, Geraldton, Karratha, Busselton and Perth for our City to Surf event.

Being a City to Surf volunteer will suit someone who is free on the the race days in any of the regions. We also have opportunities for teams to contribute to race day preparation activities in Perth. Please contact the volunteer office on 08 9208 5033/5088 or volunteering@activ.asn.au

Children’s respite volunteering - Bayswater

We have opportunities for three hour shifts - mornings and afternoons on weekends and early evening volunteering during the week. This is 1:1 interaction through play. You will need a Working With Children’s Check and National Police Check, and we can arrange these documents for you. For further information contact the volunteer office (08) 9208 5000 or email volunteering@activ.asn.au

 


Adult Respite volunteering - Bayswater 

Come and chat with our customers or help with activities during the week between 9.30am and 3:00pm. 

 If you would like to be involved then click on the 'Register now' button on the right hand side. Or for further information contact the volunteer office (08) 9208 5000 or email volunteering@activ.asn.au

Expression of Interest Form

If you would like further information or think that you have something to offer, please fill in our expression of interest form now.

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contact our volunteer coordinator

Phone: (08) 9208 5000

Email: volunteering@activ.asn.au