Volunteer opportunities

Recreational Day Program Support Volunteers

Dandenong, Victoria. Tuesday 9:00am - 3:00pm. Applications close on Friday, 28 February 2014 at 5pm
Vision Australia provides many recreational support activities for our clients including centre and community based and supported outings. We require volunteers to assist clients with various projects and recreational activities.

Recreational Day Program Ceramics Assistant

Ballarat, VIC. Thursdays 10am to 3pm. Applications close on Monday, 30 June 2014 at 5pm
Are you interested in ceramics or pottery? We have some clients that are interested and could really use your help. Come along and get your hands dirty.

Indoor Bowls Helper

Ongoing - Any/all of the 1st, 3rd and 5th Friday of each month Applications close on Sunday, 30 June 2013 at 5pm
Support clients who are blind or have low vision during bowling sessions

Gardening / Hot House Assistant

Ballarat, VIC. Times are flexible with shifts available Monday to Thursday between 10:30am – 2pm. Applications close on Friday, 21 March 2014 at 5pm
Do you have a green thumb or do you just enjoy getting your hands dirty? If you have some time, we’re sure that you will enjoy this special role.

Opportunity Shop Volunteer

Dandenong & Mildura. Retail/Customer Service volunteer role. A variety of shifts available throughout the week. Applications close on Monday, 30 June 2014 at 5pm
A terrific opportunity exists in our Rye and Mildura Opportunity Shopsfor volunteers interested in raising proceeds for our services through our retail Op Shops.

Recreational support volunteer - Woodwork Assistant

Shepparton, Victoria. Ongoing position, Wednesdays 10am-2:30pm. Applications close on Monday, 30 June 2014 at 5pm
Are you handy with saw? Would you like to share in some fun times while helping others? Then we would love to hear from you.

Admin Support

Kooyong. Approximately 6 hours a week. Any day and time of the week but will require more hours initially due to backlog. Applications close on Monday, 30 June 2014 at 5pm
Enjoy keeping things up to date and working in spreadsheets? We need your assistance to update client information.

Handyperson

Enfield, NSW, ongoing. Up to 3 days per week, between 10am - 2pm. Applications close on Monday, 30 June 2014 at 5pm
A handyperson is required for minor repair jobs including electrical work

Walking Group Support Volunteer

Various locations in Melbourne, VIC. First Thursday of every month 9am – 1pm. Applications close on Friday, 01 August 2014 at 5pm
What a wonderful way to spend some time each month, walking and talking your way around Melbourne. If you enjoy getting out for some fresh air then please come and share your time to help others.

Vision Australia Radio Technical Operators

Warragul, VIC. Two volunteers required. Rostered shifts available weekly, fortnightly or monthly. Shifts are 1.5 hours long and are available every weekday from 12:30pm – 2pm or Tuesdays and Fridays from 2:30pm – 4pm. Applications close on Friday, 25 July 2014 at 5pm
You can really help to spread the news. We require someone who can make things happen behind the scenes so that everything runs smoothly on air. Help us share information with people who have difficulty reading from print media.

Maintenance and Handyperson

Warragul. Ongoing role. Days and hours as per mutual agreement Applications close on Monday, 30 June 2014 at 5pm
If you are handy with the hammer and the paintbrush. Have no more jobs to do at home we could really do with your help. Our Warragul centre needs an experienced maintenance and handyperson who can help out with small jobs.

Recreational Support Volunteer

Gosford, NSW. Weekly on Mondays 9am-Noon. Applications close on Wednesday, 30 April 2014 at 5pm
We are looking for someone who is a bit crafty. Are you able to share your talents in arts and crafts with a few willing participants who could really use your help.

Pool Vehicle Detailer

Ballarat, VIC. Two volunteers required. Days and times are flexible but will be during normal business hours. Applications close on Friday, 21 March 2014 at 5pm
How would you like to get that sense of satisfaction that comes from seeing a nice clean vehicle, while also knowing that you help to keep Vision Australia moving forward.

Event Companion - Collingwood AFL matches

Blackburn South, VIC. 8 to 10 Collingwood football matches during the AFL season. Applications close on Friday, 11 July 2014 at 5pm
Are you a Magpie fan? Do you love going to the football to support Collingwood? We have a client who enjoys supporting Collingwood but she requires transport and some assistance at the venues.

Seeing Eye Dogs Puppy Carer

Across Melbourne and Brisbane. Applications close on Wednesday, 31 December 2014 at 5pm
Love puppies and want to make a difference too? We need puppie carers! Care for a puppy in your home from the age of 8 weeks full supported by our staff and give the gift of independence.

Presenters for Vision Australia Radio programs

Mildura. Friday 2 - 5:30pm. Will also need to be a little flexible depending on radio guest availability Applications close on Monday, 24 March 2014 at 5pm
Here is a great opportunity to be a co-anchor/presenter for a live radio show. We need 4 volunteers to co-presenters our Vision Alive and The Catalogue Programs.

Drivers required for multiply centres

Ballarat, Bendigo and Melbourne CBD, VIC. Volunteers required to support clients attend recreational programs Applications close on Monday, 30 June 2014 at 5pm
If you like to drive and would like to help people at the same time, then we have a great role for you.

Equipment Library Support

Kensington, Melbourne. Ongoing role. 1 or 2 days a week for up to 4 hours each day. Applications close on Monday, 30 June 2014 at 5pm
Vision Australia provides equipment to our clients to support independence and general well being. We need a volunteer to keep track of the equipment, help with testing that equipment is in good working order and also deliver equipment at times.

Transport Volunteer

Warragul, Victoria. Mondays and/or Tuesdays (rotating roster system). 8am-10:30am and 2:30pm-4:30pm Applications close on Monday, 30 June 2014 at 5pm
A great opportunity to support clients enjoy social interactions by providing transport.

Musical Entertainer

Fortnight position on a Mon and Tues (dates flexible). 1pm to 2pm Applications close on Thursday, 06 February 2014 at 5pm
Enjoy sing-a-longs and playing the piano? We would love for you to join our Frankston and Mornington Recreation groups and bring music enjoyment to our clients.

Walking Group Support Volunteer

Dandenong, VIC. Four ongoing roles, commencing in September. Weekly on Thursdays 9am-11am. Applications close on Monday, 30 June 2014 at 5pm
What a wonderful way to spend some time each week, walking and talking in a small group. Please come and share your time while helping us to make this walking group a great success.

Craft Helper

Kensington, VIC. Ongoing, 3 to 8 hours per week, work from home or at the centre during the day program from 10am – 2pm. Days and times are flexible. Applications close on Monday, 30 June 2014 at 5pm
Are you handy with a needle and thread? Would you like to work in the comfort of your own home? Our clients need some help with the finishing work required on their craft projects. Do you think you might be able to provide this wonderful practical support?

Personal Reader

Sunbury, Victoria. Twelve month commitment, between 1 and 2 hours a week, day and time to be negotiated. Applications close on Friday, 01 August 2014 at 5pm
A client requires assistance in reading printed material mainly relating to study.

Vision Australia Radio Readers

Kooyong, VIC. Volunteers required. Early morning readers required. Thursday and Saturdays 6.30am - 10.30am (generally fortnightly shift). Female reader also required for specialty program. Tuesdays 9-12pm. Applications close 30th October. Applications close on Friday, 11 July 2014 at 5pm
Would you like to share your wonderful reading voice through the radio. Vision Australia Radio has several roles available for volunteers who wish to help a large number of people by just reading aloud.

Transport Volunteers

Ongoing - Tuesdays weekly 9am - 10am and 2:30pm - 3:30pm. Applications close on Monday, 30 June 2014 at 5pm
Drivers are required to drive our clients to and from our Day Program activities

Pool Vehicle Detailer

Hamilton, NSW. Days and times to be negotiated. Applications close on Friday, 18 July 2014 at 5pm
How would you like to get that sense of satisfaction that comes from seeing a nice clean vehicle, while also knowing that you help to keep Vision Australia moving forward.

Recreational Day Program Support Volunteer

Ballarat, VIC. Thursdays 10am to 3pm. Applications close on Friday, 21 March 2014 at 5pm
Our Day Centre program is a great social activity enjoyed by a number of Vision Australia clients. We need your help to keep this valuable program running smoothly. Please come and spend some time assisting us with these fun activities.

Telelink (phone social chat group) Facilitator

Kooyong, VIC. Ongoing, days and times as below Applications close on Monday, 30 June 2014 at 5pm
Do you friends call you a social butterfly? Do you enjoy meeting new people and talking about your favourite topics? We require people who can run social chat groups over the phone from the comfort of their home.

Dinner Group Support Volunteer

Boronia, VIC. First Monday of the month, 5pm – 9pm. Venue will vary. Applications close on Friday, 11 July 2014 at 5pm
Who doesn’t enjoy good food, good conversation and the chance to get out of the house once in a while? We have a client who enjoys these little pleasures but requires your help.

Recreation Support

Flexible shifts to suit with a range of activities being offered from Monday - Friday at 9am - 12:15pm and 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Applications close on Monday, 30 June 2014 at 5pm
Vision Australia provides many recreational support activities for our clients including centre and community based and supported outings. We require volunteers to support centre based recreation at the Cooparoo office.

Recreational Day Program Craft Assistant

Ballarat and Kooyong VIC. Various shifts are available depending on centre (see details below) Applications close on Monday, 30 June 2014 at 5pm
Our clients enjoy a bit of craft work but require a little assistance at times. If you have some time, then there are plenty of opportunities to help out while having some fun.

Walking Group Leader

Various locations in Melbourne, VIC. First Thursday of every month 9am – 1pm. Applications close on Friday, 01 August 2014 at 5pm
What a wonderful way to spend some time each month, walking and talking your way around Melbourne. If you enjoy getting out for some fresh air then please come and share your time to help others.

Fundraising Volunteers

Warragul, Victoria. Event based. Suits people who enjoy working with others and customer service. Applications close on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 at 5pm
Enjoy working with people and want a fun way to raise funds for people who are blind, or have low vision? Don't want a weekly commitment? This could be a role for you.

Opportunity Shop Volunteer

Bendigo, VIC. Two volunteers required. Mondays 1pm – 4:30pm or Tuesdays 9am – 1pm. Applications close on Friday, 19 September 2014 at 5pm
This is an opportunity to be involved in the running of the Vision Australia Opportunity Shop where you can serve customers and organise product for display. Why not put your retail skills to work while knowing that you are helping others in the process.

Voice Coach

Kensington, VIC. This is a temporary role for up to three months. One to two hours per week. Applications close on Friday, 10 October 2014 at 5pm
We have a client that needs some help to improve their communication through some voice training. If you have some spare time then we could really use your help.

Roster Secretary

Kooyong, VIC. Two volunteers required from 5 to 7 hours per week. Ability to work from home with some flexibility for the times required. Applications close on Friday, 10 October 2014 at 5pm
We really need your help in coordinating the roster for Vision Australia Radio. This role can be done from your home anywhere in Australia and the hours are quite flexible. Please lend a hand if you can.

Data Entry Volunteer

Kensington, VIC. One day per week – 7.5 hours. Applications close on Friday, 17 October 2014 at 5pm
Can you help out with data entry and administration duties?

Driver

Geelong, VIC. Mondays 2:15pm – 3:30pm. Applications close on Friday, 24 October 2014 at 5pm
If you like to drive and would like to help people at the same time, then we have a great role for you.

Jockey

Geelong, VIC. Mondays 2:15pm – 3:45pm. Applications close on Friday, 24 October 2014 at 5pm
There is great feeling that comes with providing a little help to someone who needs it. Please come and share a little of your time.

Jockey and Day Program Assistant

Belmont, VIC. Thursdays 8:45pm – 3pm. Applications close on Friday, 24 October 2014 at 5pm
We could really use your help with a day program for our clients.

Community Presenter Support Volunteer and Driver

Wollongong, NSW. The times and dates for this role are adhoc. Applications close on Friday, 31 October 2014 at 5pm
Vision Australia has speakers that do local talks to community groups and organisations. We require your assistance in driving, guiding and providing support to these speakers. Can you help us?
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