Como Social and Leisure Centre The centre has a 20-year successful history of providing inclusion opportunities and support to people living with mental health concerns. The centre’s activities and outings reduces the social isolation often experienced by people with a diagnosis of mental ill health. Our centre fosters a relaxed atmosphere where participants, volunteers and staff interact positively to create a very welcoming space.
As a Volunteer, you will be making a significant and valuable contribution to the support provided at the centre be it with your skills in the kitchen or on the road.
Irrespective of the role you choose to take up you will have the opportunity to have a positive impact on the daily routine of our participants.
**The Volunteer Roles **
As a centre Cook: • You will be preparing lunch for up to 10 people (numbers vary daily) • You will have input into the monthly menu • You will advise staff on stock levels and supply needs • You will be responsible for maintaining the kitchen space in a hygienic manner and as per the Food Safety Guidelines
As a Mini bus driver: • You have responsibility for the safe transport of participants from key pick up points in the Shire • You will undertake basic safety check of the bus prior to use • You will be reporting any concerns in a timely manner • You will have the responsibility of maintaining the interior hygiene of the bus • You will have a full class c licence, be a competent driver with no infringements/violations or accidents in last 5 years.
The volunteers we are seeking will: • Appreciate people, difference and enjoy the company of others • Will be welcoming, encouraging and positive; • Be willing to work within the ethos of the St Vincent de Paul Society; • Have a wish to contribute to the positive mental health and wellbeing of our participants, understanding everyone’s right to choice, self-determination and the positive impact of inclusion. • Have good time management and take initiative
We welcome anyone who has the enthusiasm to become part of a team providing positive social relationships and building confidence in others.
Why join Vinnies as a volunteer Volunteering is a great way to interact with like-minded people, develop friendships and share your expertise and talents.
Your contribution will bring a feeling of personal satisfaction knowing you volunteer for an organisation that seeks to make a positive difference in the lives of others.
Our volunteers are an integral part of the ongoing success of the Como Social and Leisure Centre in achieving the goals outlined in the St Vincent de Paul NSW’s Strategic Plan.
If you are interested in becoming a much-valued Vinnies Como centre volunteer, please contact the Como Team Leader on 0476 110 038, email [email protected] with any questions or hit the APPLY button below.
**Vinnies ** The St Vincent de Paul Society NSW (Vinnies) assists people experiencing poverty and inequality and works to shape a more just and compassionate society. We assist in offering “a hand up” to people in need. We do this by respecting their dignity, sharing our hope, and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny. The St Vincent de Paul Society NSW is committed to being a Child Safe Organisation. Vinnies has developed a clear, accountable and transparent Policy and Procedures to ensure that it complies with relevant legislation and that all children and young people who come into contact with Vinnies are kept safe and are supported to the best of our capacity. St Vincent de Paul Society NSW is an Equal Opportunity host and is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. Vinnies strongly encourages applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature aged applicants.