ID: 105977

Linen Service Volunteer - Chatswood - # 9454

Community Services Regular - more than 6 months Chatswood NSW

About this opportunity

Join a great team of volunteers to visit elderly people in their homes to deliver clean linen and towels, change the beds and chat to elderly and vulnerable clients. Many clients have said that without this vital service they would not have been able to continue to live in their own homes. Volunteer commitment required could be as often as several times a week or as little as once a month – you decide! A reasonable level of fitness is required as you will be required to change and make a number of beds.

All volunteers go out to visit clients in pairs and quickly get to know each other, other volunteers and the clients they are working with. We especially need drivers with their own car (petrol reimbursed) to continue this service, although we also welcome anyone volunteering as an assistant to an existing driver.

All clean linen is commercially laundered. This is a fantastic opportunity to greatly improve the quality of life of vulnerable people in our community.

Minimum age is 17 years.

Benefits: Opportunity to work as part of a team of volunteers from a vast range of backgrounds - get to know others from the local


Volunteering NSW’s Volunteer Referral Service assists individuals to find volunteer opportunities that match your interests, skills, location and time available to volunteer.

Be sure to provide a phone number on your Expression of Interest, so we can contact you without delay.

If this your first time volunteering, or your first time volunteering in Australia, you may wish to attend Volunteering NSW’s Bridge to Volunteering information seminar held every Friday and learn more about volunteering, how to choose the right volunteer job, the benefits of volunteering and your rights and responsibilities as a volunteer. Details on how to register for this seminar will be included on the email you receive when you Express Interest in this role.


Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

8.45am-10-45am, Mon and Tues 6 hours per fortnight (max) 2 hours per month (min)

Type of work
  • Disability Support
  • Driving & Transportation
  • Seniors & Aged Care
Training

Induction and on the job training. Volunteers work in pairs, so there will be a more experienced volunteer who can help you out. Additional training provided as needed

Reimbursement

Petrol reimbursed if driving own car. Café Voucher is provided.