Esperance Volunteer Resource Centre
Phone: (08) 9072 0346
Esperance Volunteer Resource Centre provides information and support to volunteers and agencies working with volunteers. The Volunteer Centre keeps a register of volunteer positions which makes it easy to find out what volunteer positions are available in the local area, and with which organizations. Appointments can be made to discuss your skills, interests and aspirations so that you can be matched with the position or positions which will fulfil your needs. You make the choice about what you want to do.
Esperance Volunteer Resource Centre offers training and education to enhance skills and opportunities for volunteers and agencies working with volunteers.
In the local area of Esperance, volunteers are all kinds of people, doing all kinds of work.
Volunteers work in areas such as health, education, environment/conservation, recreation, service, sport and work with people and agencies providing assistance to children & youth, seniors and people with special needs. What skills or hobbies do you have, that you could use in volunteering?
The benefits of volunteering...
Did you know that in a survey in 1996 in Australia it was seen that volunteers complete 433.9 million hours per year and are worth 4 billion dollars to the economy? And that the majority of volunteers are aged between 19 and 45 years?
People volunteer with the main aims being to help the community and to do something worthwhile. These are two reasons, what are yours?
Volunteering has many benefits. It gives people self confidence and satisfaction, social contact, the ability to use skills or develop new ones and a possible start to paid employment.
It’s your choice…
The Esperance Volunteer Resource Centre can:
Supply information on different volunteer positions and options;
Give details on the duties involved in the positions;
Arrange interviews and introductions to agencies;
Provide education and training.
Don’t know whether to volunteer? Come to a free session on volunteering and see if it’s for you!
Phone (08) 9072 0346 to book your place.
The rights of volunteers...
To choose the type of activity in which they wish to be involved.
To receive orientation, training and ongoing support.
To be adequately covered by insurance.
The right to say no.
The responsibilities of volunteers...
To work in accordance with health and safety regulations.
To notify the organization if unable to attend.
To work in accordance to their job description
To maintain confidentiality and be non-judgemental.
Things to think about...
What do I want to get out of volunteer work? Volunteering is all about wanting to do something!
What type of voluntary work would I like to do? Can someone benefit from my experience? Or do I want like to learn something new?
What time do I have available? Am I available during the week or only weekends, or what about evenings?
What work have I done? What experience can I offer an agency to benefit them.
What interests/hobbies do I have that I like to do more of?
Is there a career/industry that I can gain knowledge about by using volunteering?
Be somebody be a volunteer!
Do you have time to spare?
it’s fun... it’s satisfying... it’s helping... it’s learning... it’s working... it’s challenging... it’s caring... it’s sharing... it’s living...
Best of all it’s easy!