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UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide offers a variety of JOIN THE VOLUNTEER STAFF opportunities for people interested in volunteering. Volunteers enhance the quality of our services and at programs in many important ways, by providing information, offering support, befriending, or linking UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide Inc. people to community services and resources. ABN 33 174 490 373 WHO VOLUNTEERS? 10 Pitt Street GPO Box 2534 People of all ages and lifestyles join the Volunteer Adelaide SA 5000 Adelaide SA 5001 Staff at UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide Inc., including Phone (08) 8202 5104 Business People, Pensioners, Students, Teachers, Facsimile (08) 8202 5842 Parents…. You. Web www.ucwesleyadelaide.org.au UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide Inc. UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide will provide personal (Follow the links to Volunteers) support and training to help you take up the challenge. Volunteers Please Committee EVERYONE BENEFITS Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Volunteers Guide When you join the volunteer staff at UnitingCare OUR VISION Wesley Adelaide Inc… You: A compassionate, respectful and just community in which all people participate and flourish. Have the opportunity to capitalise on existing skills, develop new skills, enjoy close working relationships, make friends and it can be fun. OUR VALUES UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide Inc: Based on Christian ethics, our values are: Volunteer Staff bring a richness and diversity to the services and programs of UnitingCare • Respect and compassion for all people Wesley Adelaide that no amount of money could buy. • Belief in the innate worth of all people The Community: • Justice, particularly for those less advantaged in our society Community Services are influenced and UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide sincerely developed by interested people. In many • Being of service to others appreciates the contribution of all their instances, if it weren’t for volunteer commitment volunteers and would like to THANK them some services would not exist. • Restlessness for what could be all for their most valued support. We at UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide believe in • Non-violence and peace community capacity building. An agency of the May 2009 Uniting Church in Australia ALDERSGATE AGED CARE (Felixstow) Bfriend continued… DO CARE (Metro Adelaide and Barossa) Volunteers are an integral part of the social We also seek parent volunteers who wish to and recreational vitality of Aldersgate, support other parents and family members Friendly Visitors – support older people living in providing company to residents on a one-to- and be part of the Parent Action Group their own homes. Each volunteer is trained and one basis or taking residents out for a social (PAG), which aims to challenge and change matched to the needs of an older person who has activity or to attend appointments. the homophobic reactions of the community been assessed. Volunteers visit each week for and make the world a safer place for their approximately an hour to have a chat and provide Volunteers can also share a skill or hobby with family members. some regular company. individuals or groups such as craft, chess or even reading books. Contact: Coordinator, Bfriend Telelink Convenors - lead groups of older people Phone: 08 8202 5805 in a weekly telephone conference. This program Contact: Senior ASO, Aldersgate provides an opportunity for isolated older people Phone: 08 8206 0411 to chat together without leaving their homes. Volunteers receive training and the time commitment is approximately one hour at the same time each week. The volunteers work from BFRIEND their own home phone and are reimbursed for any costs involved. Bfriend is a confidential service which provides BYRON PLACE COMMUNITY CENTRE support to people of all genders, ages and (City) Phone Support - opportunities for people with cultural backgrounds, who are exploring their suitable phone and listening skills to provide sexuality, gender identity or newly identifying The Centre provides basic daily living weekly phone support to isolated older people on as lesbian, transgender, bisexual or gay. We necessities, and health, counselling, housing an individual basis. Volunteers receive training do this by linking people on a short to medium and referral services for homeless people. and support from staff. term basis with trained volunteers who are same sex attracted or transgender. We also Volunteers come to the Centre to befriend Contact: Coordinator provide support for parents or family members clients Phone: 08 8375 1402 through contact with the parent volunteer programme. Contact: Volunteer Coordinator Phone: 08 8217 9600 DOLL AND CRAFT CENTRE (Dry Creek) The volunteers we seek support the aims and principles of the Bfriend project and have time We need volunteers who can sew, knit, dress for weekly contact with a newly identifying dolls, make children’s clothes, crochet and person. Volunteers offer emotional and produce a variety of handicrafts to be sold in practical support to the newly identifying Goodwill Stores. person on their journey to understanding and belonging. Contact: Senior ASO, Goodwill Phone: 08 8202 5073 GOODWILL STORES (As listed below) HEALTH ACCESS (Clearview) LIFELINE ADELAIDE AND THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELPLINE (City) Goodwill generates income through its stores Health Access encourages elderly people to to assist UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide’s move towards health, independence and Lifeline Adelaide and the Domestic Violence community services. activity in their community by offering Helpline (DVH) are 24-hour telephone counselling rehabilitation and therapy services. services operated by Volunteers. Volunteers are required as sales assistants to assist with ironing, displaying clothes, price Health Access requires Drivers to transport Volunteer Telephone Counsellors are sensitive, tagging, packing and unpacking stock, and people to medical appointments. motivated people with open minds who help assisting customers generally. people who are anxious, hurting or in crisis. Contact: Team Manager Contact: The Manager Phone: 08 8262 3377 No prior counselling qualifications or training are Adelaide Ph: 08 8231 3687 necessary as training encompasses the skills and Blackwood Ph: 08 8370 0200 HORIZONS VOLUNTEER PROGRAM understanding needed to respond appropriately to (North and West Country Region, SA) callers. Brooklyn Park Ph: 08 8352 6472 Christies Beach Ph: 08 8384 8202 Horizons is a program of the Commonwealth Volunteers need to make an ongoing commitment Dry Creek Ph: 08 8202 5071 Carer Respite Centre, North and West to our services and are required for weekdays, Elizabeth Park Ph: 08 8252 7241 Country Region, SA. weekends and evenings. Findon Ph: 08 8347 0151 Horizon’s volunteers support carers and the people they care for by providing social visits, Information sessions are held prior to all training Goolwa Ph: 08 8555 1910 intakes. Please contact Lifeline Adelaide and the in home and out of home respite care, and Holden Hill Ph: 08 8266 2610 DVH Administration for details. outings for the person being cared for. Mt Barker Ph: 08 8391 2379 Horizons volunteers also collaborate with Salisbury Ph: 08 8285 6166 regional community groups on special Contact: Administration, projects, designed to increase the support Lifeline Adelaide and the DVH options available to carers and the people they Phone: 08 8202 5820 GOODWILL WAREHOUSE (Dry Creek) care for. The program is accessible to volunteers with a Volunteers are required at the Goodwill physical disability. Warehouse for help in a wide variety of duties. Volunteers are required all hours, including weekends and evenings. Contact: Warehouse Manager Phone: 08 8202 5076 Contact: Coordinator, Horizons Phone: freecall* 1800 052 222 - if calling from within North and West Country SA region (*calls from mobile phones are charged at applicable rates) OR 08 8642 6983 - if calling from outside of this region MURRAY MUDGE (Glenelg) North East Networks continued… WELCOME HOME (South Western Suburbs) Murray Mudge is an Aged Care Hostel whose Evening and weekend work is required Supporting older patients of Glenelg Community employees and volunteers strive to provide the occasionally for volunteers. Hospital. Volunteers offer short-term (maximum 2 residents with an innovative and holistic weeks) support when patients return home from approach to each of their lifestyle and care Contact: Coordinator hospital. These people will be living within the requirements. Phone: 08 8206 0477 catchment area of the hospital and aged over 65 years. Volunteers work closely with the Diversional Therapists to help support and offer diversity to PROJECT SPIN (Metropolitan Adelaide) The assistance is offered to help the person settle the various lifestyle and activity programs into their home environment again and is mainly offered, e.g. one-to-one visits / companionship, SPIN (Sharing Passions Interests & Needs) focused on social support, either through visiting transport for various outings and connects older people living in the community or a phone call. Some small amounts of practical appointments, a weekly trading table / shop, a with volunteers who are young people (over assistance may be offered where necessary, for weekly Library service, and various interest 15 years), in order to share some time, an example shopping (not accompanied by client), groups, including movie, cards, billiards, craft, interest or passion, for example computing, trip to the chemist, short walk. gardening and Men’s group. Volunteers are word games, music, cooking, reading, chess, required from an hour a week to as much as gardening – the possibilities are endless. Contact: Community Worker you can spare. Volunteers visit once a week for 6 weeks and Phone: 08 8375 1197 are supported by staff. They may participate Contact: Lifestyle/Activities (Marta) individually, or in pairs and are matched with Phone: 08 8375 1111 someone living in their local area. Contact: Co-ordinator NORTH EAST NETWORKS Phone: 08 8375 1402 (North Eastern Suburbs) North East Networks is a member-driven, VIOLETS VISITORS (Metropolitan community-based organization in which adults Adelaide) with an acquired brain injury strive to develop networks within their community and to make a A friendly visiting program for older people positive and valued contribution to others living in their own homes, where volunteers within it. visit with their pet (usually dog) on a weekly basis. Volunteers are required to support members in general social networking as well as Volunteers and their pets are screened for fundraising and supporting members to suitability and matched with clients. volunteer with other organizations. We are also looking for volunteers to provide one-to- Contact: Community Worker one support to assist members to work Phone: 08 8375 1104 towards their individual community goals.