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Welfare Support Volunteer

St Vincent De Paul Society (Wagga)

As a volunteer you have the opportunity to make a difference by:

  • Providing immediate Assistance: Short term help for the individual person or family could be in the form of food from our pantry and assistance with rent and bills.
  • Giving a Hand Up: Our members and volunteers delve deeper and build trusting relationships with the people we assist, uncovering the longer-term help that may be required. This is often done through actively listening, sharing stories and responding with assistance such as budget counselling.

What we ask of you:

  • To bring with you, compassion, a non-judgmental attitude, and most of all a good and kind heart. These important personal attributes underpin this opportunity to provide care and support for some of the most vulnerable in our community.

  • We also ask for an ability to maintain confidences and respect for the privacy of those we assist, ability to listen and respond without judging and a willingness to join with others to support those in need.

  • Willing to work within the ethos of the St Vincent de Paul Society NSW;

  • Be a people person – welcoming, encouraging, and positive.

  • Have a genuine desire to serve those in need.

How we will support you:

  • Orientation and Training
  • Ongoing support from Vinnies Members, Volunteers and Staff
  • Gain a greater understanding of poverty and disadvantage and how it impacts people’s lives.
  • Meet some wonderful people and feel a great sense of achievement when you have given a hand up to someone and not just a hand out.

We will support you to complete the Police Check, Working with Children Check and Compliance Training. You are not required to gain these checks prior to making an application.

We are a very friendly group at North Albury with an emphasis on sharing, supporting, and caring for each other. We also have a lot of fun and laughs.

If you are interested in becoming a much-valued member of the St Vincent de Paul Society NSW in Albury/Lavington please hit the APPLY button now.