Volunteering is a Rewarding Way to Contribute to Your Local Community
As a not-for-profit organisation, People Who Care relies on the generous donations of time by its committed volunteers. We are constantly searching for community-minded individuals who would like to give their time, skill and expertise to their community. Aside from supporting a vital service and improving the life of someone in the community, volunteers can experience personal benefits, including:
- make new friends and increase your self confidence
- training, career experience & a professional reference
- experience fun with peers and enjoy new friendships
- enjoy greater motivation and a sense of achievement
- discover new interests –volunteer in an area of interest or enjoy something new
- have all out of pocket expenses reimbursed
- access to our affiliate membership benefits
- access to our Employee Assistance Program and Zero Interest Loans Scheme
- join in reward and recognition celebrations
We welcome anyone with an interest in volunteering for a rewarding experience.
Please read some of the most common questions we are asked about volunteering.
What is a volunteer?
A volunteer is an individual who donates their time and skills in one of our various services to support our charity’s purpose.
How much time does it take to volunteer?
It all depends on the volunteer position you choose. You can volunteer as a one off, a few hours a week or a month. People Who Care will assist in finding the right fit for you.
Can I choose the type of volunteering service I do?
You can work in an area most suited to your interests and skills.
Are my travel expenses covered?
People Who Care covers any reasonable out of pocket expenses.
Do I have to have a police clearance?
Yes. All volunteers must maintain a Police Clearance in accordance with the Aged Care Act 1997 and the Disability Services Act 1987. As volunteers are working with vulnerable people in the community and entering their homes, it is important People Who Care protect their interests.
What types of insurance coverage does People Who Care have?
People Who Care ensures that volunteers are appropriately insured in order to undertake the work required of them while they are volunteering.
What do I do if I don’t like my new volunteer role or want to change roles?
You are always welcome to speak with our Volunteer Coordinator to discuss any difficulties you may be having.
What is a not for profit organisation?
People Who Care has several features which identifies it as a not-for-profit organisation:
1. A constitution or set of rules it follows.
2. It is not subject to full government control even though they may be influenced by government funding.
3. It can make a surplus or profit but it is put back into the organization to fulfil its Purpose.
4. If People Who Care wound up its activities, the assets and any remaining funds must be distributed in accord with its Aims or distributed to similar organisations.
Get Started with Volunteering at People Who Care
Complete the application form to the right to register your interest in volunteering with us. For more information, call our helpful team on (08) 9379 1944 or send an online enquiry.