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Volunteer

Support your community

Are you looking for a chance to give something back to your community, make a difference to people living with disability, looking for a chance to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge? Regardless of your volunteering motivation, United Disability offer a rewarding opportunity for people of all ages and walks of life to volunteer within our care network.

Volunteers have an enormous impact on the care, support and community engagement we provide to the people we care for.  We offer a range of initiatives to benefit and enrich the lives of our amazing clients and their families, with volunteering opportunities to suit everyone – whether you’re looking for one off, part-time or full-time volunteering we need you!

Our volunteer placement opportunities include
both domestic support and social skills support.
Regardless of the type of support you’re willing to offer, United Disability would love to hear from you.

Volunteering activities

Domestic Support

  • Support individual health, care and emotional well-being of people living with disability;
  • Assist in domestic care e.g. meal preparation, cleaning, mowing;
  • Join and support clients on social outings and activity engagement; and
  • Assist in daily lifestyle activities e.g. shopping, fitness, budgeting.

Social and skills support

  • Contribute to and support social activities and excursions;
  • Provide lifestyle and companionship;
  • Assist with workshop and program delivery;
  • Provide educational and learning opportunities for a special interest;
  • Perform guest speaking;
  • Participate in events / fundraising activities; and
  • Deliver professional skills and support services.

To find a volunteering opportunity within our care network simply submit your enquiry via our online volunteer enquiry form HERE.

Why volunteer

People volunteer for a wide variety of reasons with the most common reason being that people just want to help others – but it’s also ok to want other benefits for yourself.  We understand this and wanted to highlight some of the many benefits you can enjoy when volunteering with us:

  • It’s good for you – About a quarter of the people who volunteer say that volunteering has helped them to manage a chronic illness.
  • Feel healthier – 76% of people who volunteer say that volunteering has made them feel healthier.
  • You improve your confidence – Be a valued part of a team, gain confidence and boost your self-esteem.
  • Feel happier – 94% of people who volunteer say that volunteering improves their mood.
  • Be helpful – By volunteering you can help others less fortunate than yourself.
  • Sense of purpose – 96% of people say that volunteering enriches their sense of purpose.
  • Social benefits – Meeting new people, making new friends and getting to know your local community.
  • Community spirit – 95% of people say they are helping to make their community a better place.
  • Career boost – For some, volunteering can be a route to employment or a chance to try something new which may lead to a career change. Gaining new skills, knowledge and experience is great for enhancing your resume.

*The statistics listed above are based on a survey commissioned by United Health Group and Optum Institute, and conducted by Harris Interactive in 2013 and are based on a 12-month timeline.  To read the fill Doing Good is Good for You: 2013 Health and Volunteering Study, visit here

We need you

United Disability and the people we care for love volunteers.  Volunteers are an essential part of our client and employee community, with each volunteer within our organisation providing an enrichment of knowledge, community spirit, friendship, happiness and a much-needed support base.  Not only do volunteers benefit from better health and well-being, we have seen a significant improvement in the mental and physical well-being of each of our clients and team members who have shared the company of our volunteers.

In addition to the personal development and benefits our volunteers experience when joining our community – volunteering is good for people who are looking to boost their career.  The United Disability volunteering program provides all volunteers the added benefit of recognition and potential employment pathways.

We provide:

  • Compensation for the obtaining of your Volunteering Working with Children Check (mandatory requirement), National Police check and CPR Certificate (if required for your volunteering role);
  • A Volunteer Recognition of Service Certificate to all volunteers who participate in the United Disability volunteer program and complete 60 hours of volunteering;
  • Recognition of volunteering activities through internal and external company communications channels; and
  • Opportunities to apply for future employment positions within our network. Offering priority consideration for volunteers whom have made an impact on the lives of the people we serve.

APPLY HERE

For Volunteering opportunities, register interest here.

FAQs

Read our Get Involved FAQs for more information about joining United Disability.

DOWNLOAD

Volunteering placement flyer can be found here.