Our volunteers play a vital role in making our community vibrant and connected! They are involved in diverse programs and work alongside our staff to support local people.
What are the current volunteering opportunities?
Some current volunteering opportunities include:
- Childcare Assistance
- Speakers or Entertainers
- Supporting The Big Issue Vendors
- Assisting at Community Events
- Photography/Graphic Design
- Workshop Facilitators
- Tutors in English, Maths and/or Computers
- Sorter or Supervisor with Social Enterprise Paperworks
Our newest volunteering programs involve working with a diverse range of the community:
Working with Canberra Tenants
We have a new Hoarding Support Volunteer Program where we work with Canberra tenants to encourage and support them to declutter their home. This role is suitable for those who have an interest or experience in hoarding and are empathetic, patient, and non-judgemental.
Supporting older Canberrans
Other volunteering roles include supporting older Canberrans in the community who may be isolated by providing companionship and driving them to appointments or taking them shopping.
WCS is also working with those that are affected by either living in a Mr Fluffy affected home or part of the ACT housing relocation program. This is a practical role where you would assist with helping residence pack their belongings, help with sorting, downsizing and sometimes repotting plants.
Mentoring and helping youth
We have roles that involve working alongside our Youth Engagement Team to help young people in our community.
We are looking for volunteers with experience in HR and employment agencies that could help youth with employment training, job searching, and career development.
The position of Bike Repair Youth Mentor is a new position and ideal for both young people wanting to contribute and learn how to fix bikes, and bike enthusiasts that can teach young people how to repair bikes.
Other volunteering opportunities
Volunteering can take many forms. If you have certain skills you would like to share with the community, we may be able to create a volunteer position around your skills.
What are the benefits of volunteering with WCS?
Our volunteers tell us that they get many benefits out of their volunteering experience including:
- Feeling connected and being part of the community.
- Learning new skills.
- Feeling good and helping others.
- Enjoyment of working with like-minded passionate people!
How much time do I need to commit?
Usually volunteers commit one to three hours a week for an initial period of three months. But we are flexible, so just let us know your availability.