Experience new challenges, exercise your social conscience, gain satisfaction from doing something that makes a difference to our community.
Have fun. Meet new people. Apart from making a positive contribution to society, volunteers form social networks and connections with like-minded people. Good volunteers are good to be around!
Personal and professional development. Many people choose a volunteering activity that practices or maintains working skills used in their paid employment.
Gain communication skills.
Gain experience to add to your CV. Develop work related skills. Volunteering may be a good opportunity for you to get back into an office environment and use new technology.
What you can offer us
A fresh perspective and a new point of view
New skills and abilities
New ideas, energy and enthusiasm
Ensure the future of volunteering within the Centre
Your responsibilities as a volunteer:
Be reliable and punctual.
If you cannot meet your commitment, be courteous and inform
Attend all pertinent training sessions.
Keep all information confidential.
Familiarise yourself with policies and procedures of the organisation.
Be responsible as the organisation relies on you.
Development of workplace ethics is an important aspect of staff training at the agency where the work environment is appropriate and there is an expectation that both volunteers and paid staff abide by the same work ethics.
Workplace ethics relate to understanding organisational structure, policies and standards of work. The difference between this agency and a business environment is that we provide a more nurturing atmosphere when assisting volunteers through their training or placement. Consequently, many volunteers are given more confidence to go on to employment or tertiary education.
While it is an advantage to have previous experience in your preferred volunteering area life experiences also assist volunteers in their role at Community Support Frankston.
Case Assessment (Interviewer)
Statistics collection and collation
Information file development and maintenance
Some popular misconceptions about volunteering
"Volunteers have nothing else to do with their time."
Some of our best volunteers do many things and are so busy with their other activities it can be difficult to contact them.
"Volunteering attracts a certain type of person."
More likely an event has happened in a persons past that has made them want to become involved. They may know what it is like to feel alone and unsupported.