About this opportunity
Ronald McDonald House North Queensland (RMHNQ) has provided accommodation for over 3000 families of seriously ill and injured children since 2004. Being the fourth largest house in Australia, we proudly represent a growing population in the North and support a number of different families from all backgrounds; from the Outback to the Cape and some overseas families. We will soon be extending our support to reach even more families with the opening of our new Family Room in October!
We take pride in our House being a Happy House. All guests, staff and volunteers embrace the special gifts and experience of each other and we are all focused on enabling our children to live healthier, happier lives. Though, without the many talents of our amazing Volunteers - our House will not be the amazing place it is.
The purpose of this dynamic and fundamentally critical role is to provide operational cleaning and maintenance to RMHNQ vehicles in a non-mechanical capacity.
• To monitor, maintain and refill wiper fluid and oil levels
• To refuel vehicles using petrol cards and check tyre pressure
• To wash vehicles weekly – hand washing depending on water restrictions
• To facilitate a monthly vehicle wash with Cranbrook Car Wash
• Vacuum and detail the interior of vehicles including windows and dashboard
• Inspect for interior defaults and check exterior applications such as lights and sensors
• Inspect the upholstery for stains or damage
• Safely fasten and remove baby seats and capsules
• Report any incidents or misuse of vehicles
• A friendly, nurturing, trustworthy, reliable and vigilant character
• Be welcoming, nurturing, patient, tolerant and compassionate
• Volunteers performing this role must be able to demonstrate a history of skilled, accident free driving
• Own transport or have the ability to travel to and from the site
• Have a basic to moderate mechanical and vehicle knowledge
• Open and accepting of diversity; able to demonstrate empathy
• Emotionally stable and resilient to potential high pressure scenarios
• Team player whilst able to work autonomously
• Customer orientated; outgoing, confident and proactive
• Preferred experience working with families and children
• Good communicator, able to engage with a wide range of people
• Committed to understanding and contributing to the RMHNQ/RMHC Mission and Vision
• Be able to adhere to the Code of Conduct at all times
• Able to adhere to policies and procedures
• Able to maintain strict confidentiality
• Be able to seek guidance when required
What we can offer you!
• To work within a positive environment as part of a tight-knit team
• To experience the rewards of ‘giving back’
• To be part of our Mission to ‘keep families close’ when they need each other most
How to get started:
• Attend an information session
• Obtain a valid Bluecard
• Attend an Orientation Session
• Complete and Induction and Shadow Shift
Are you ready to join our dynamic, tight-knit family in this incredibly rewarding role? Send your application today or contact Johna Milenkovic, Volunteer Coordinator on 07 4775 5600.
Working with Children Check *.
As part of volunteering with RMHNQ, you will need to be over eighteen years of age, and successfully complete our induction process. We will help you apply for a Working with Children Check if you do not already have a Blue Card, as a child's protection and welfare is at the heart of the work that we do to support seriously ill children and their families.
Days and times are flexible, however we would appreciate a commitment of 3-4 hours per week.Good for
- Centrelink Approved
- Skilled Volunteer
- Travelling/short term volunteers
- Volunteers with a disability
- Aged Care
- Companionship and Social Support
- Counselling and Help Line
- Driving and Transportation
- Food Preparation and Service
- Fundraising and Events
The successful applicant would be required to complete our volunteer training, with all other training provided on the job.