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.

Personal Reader

Moonee Ponds, Victoria. Twelve month commitment, between 1 and 2 hours a week, day and time to be negotiated. Applications close on Friday, 18 July 2014 at 5pm
A client requires assistance in reading printed material mainly relating to study.

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.

Administration Support Volunteer

Gosford, NSW. A volunteer is required for not more than 8 hours per week with days and times to be negotiated. Applications close on Friday, 28 February 2014 at 5pm
Have you got some time to answer phones and provide administrative assistance? The co-ordinator of volunteers needs some general clerical assistance to help support them in their busy and fulfilling work. Please come and be a part of a wonderful organisation that makes a difference in people’s lives.

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.

Transport Support Volunteer

Geelong, Victoria. Ongoing position(s). Applications close on Monday, 30 June 2014 at 5pm
We need friendly outgoing people who can provide transport using our vehicle for clients to attend recreational program and support staff provide a fun activities and social program.

Vision Australia Radio Technical Operator

Geelong. Positions available Monday - Saturday plus emergency (various shifts). Applications close on Monday, 30 June 2014 at 5pm
Did you know that only 5% of printed material is available in alternate format? Do you want to make a difference? Join our Radio team and ensure the best quality sound of printed material like local newspapers are heard on our radio station

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.

Administration Support Volunteer

Kensington, VIC. Two volunteers required for one or two days per week from 10am – 2pm. Applications close on Friday, 18 July 2014 at 5pm
We are seeking some help with some general clerical and administration duties within the finance area. Have you got some time to help us?

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, Perth 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.

Pool vehicle detailer

Gosford, 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.

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.

Reader Vision Australia Radio

Geelong, VIC. Volunteer radio readers required for a variety of shifts during weekdays Applications close on Monday, 30 June 2014 at 5pm
Do you enjoy reading aloud and current affairs? Here is your chance to be on radio and provide a much needed service for those you are unable to access print material independently. Vision Australia Radio has several roles available for volunteer readers on air.

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. Several volunteers required. Fortnightly shifts, Monday to Friday 9:30am – 1pm or 1pm – 4pm. 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.

Walking Companion

Newcastle (Cessnock) Day to be negoitated with client. 1 - 2 hours per week. Applications close on Monday, 30 June 2014 at 5pm
What a wonderful way to spend some time each week, walking and talking. Please come and share your enjoyment of walking and enable our client to enjoy the same recreational pursuit.

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.

Computer Training Assistant

Newcastle, NSW. Fridays 9am – 12:30pm. Applications close on Friday, 18 July 2014 at 5pm
Computers and technology makes a world of difference in the lives of people with low vision. We need your help in assisting us to provide training to clients in this area. Please come and be a part of this most valuable work.

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.

Recreation Support Volunteers

Geelong. Ongoing roles with our recreation program. Days available - Monday, Tuesday or Wednesdays on a weekly basis Applications close on Monday, 30 June 2014 at 5pm
Do you enjoy woodwork? How about clay, craft and crosswords? We need volunteers in a range of recreational activities
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