Volunteer


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Volunteers

Volunteers are important members of the Bellarine Community Health team. They work across all areas of the organisation from strategic governance through to daily interaction with people who use our services.

The programs and activities of our volunteers enable us to deliver activities we would not otherwise be able to do, providing our community with a better health service. But beyond this is a greater value. The personal caring and enthusiasm shown by our volunteers, and the genuine and trusting relationships they build with members of our community is a priceless.

Our volunteers are supported with training, supervision and skill development. Our volunteers say their experience with Bellarine Community Health is very positive and fulfilling. Volunteers bring a fresh view and community voice to our organisation and help us continually improve what we do.

 
Volunteer Roles
There are a range of roles to suit the time you can commit and your interests. The Community Services Coordinator will discuss options with you.  Some roles may also require specialised training or licences.

  • Meals on Wheels delivery – delivering meals and general welfare checks.  Volunteers require their own car.

  • Bus driving– driving 12 seater bus for various community outings. Requires ordinary car drivers licence. 

  • Planned Activities Groups – assisting in activity facilitation, including craft activities, themed events, kitchen duties and outings, bus driving.

  • Maintenance - gardening, watering and odd jobs;

  • Health promotion activities – assisting in community surveys and events

  • Administration support – assisting in clerical duties, event organisation, publications writing, promotion or marketing activities.

Project volunteering – ideal for professionals, stay at home parents or students, these placements are generally short term placements around specific projects.  Project can be tailored to the professional skills of the volunteer.

Vacancy - Meals on Wheels Delivery

Meals on Wheels (MOW) volunteers deliver premade meals to clients in the Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale areas.  The clients may be aged, frail, have disabilities or be convalescing from illness or surgery. See Role Statement below for more details.


Apply

The first step is to contact the Community Services Coordinator to discuss your interests and availability.  They can explain which volunteering roles will best match your needs and any further application requirements of different roles. 

Volunteer Coordinator: Phone (03) 5258 0853   Email: volunteer@bch.org.au

All volunteers will need to successfully undergo a National Police Check and a Working with Children Check before volunteering.  The costs of these are provided by Bellarine Community Health.


Portarlington Ladies Auxiliary

The Portarlington Ladies Auxiliary raises money through their Op shop and other fundraising to support the needs of the Bellarine Community Health centre and the purchase of equipment . Operating since 1975, the Auxiliary have raised in excess of $600,000.

The Portarlington Ladies Auxiliary welcome new members or new volunteers. Contact Helen Boyle, President on Ph: 5259 1552 for more information.


Other Volunteering

Volunteering is a strong part of what makes our communities great.  For other local volunteer opportunities visit:
- Volunteering Geelong