ID: 107523

Men's Shed Volunteer

Seniors & Aged Care Regular - more than 6 months Hawthorn VIC

About this opportunity

The Boroondara Volunteer Resource Centre is advertising this role on behalf of Uniting AgeWell - Hawthorn.

The Uniting AgeWell - Hawthorn Men’s Shed is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to support people of various capabilities to learn and engage in basic woodwork, carpentry and other activities.

Be responsible for running a 3 hour session once or twice a week at the Hawthorn Men’s Shed.

While in the shed you’ll help people with their own projects or come up with projects which others can also be involved in.

You’ll be responsible for encouraging shed users to act safely and respectfully ensure that equipment is used in the correct and responsible manner.

People of all ages and abilities come along to the Hawthorn Men’s Shed. As a volunteer we will look to you to help people enjoy their time with us. Whether that is by lending them a hand on a project or just by chatting with them over a cuppa.

You’ll be supported by a staff member or second volunteer at all times and as a key member of our team we will look to you for input and advice about how we can continue working to make our shed better and brighter for everyone uses it. This role is ideally suitable to anyone with skills in woodworking, cabinet making or carpentry, although anyone with mechanical or generally practical skills will also be warmly welcomed.

Applicants should have a commitment to and basic knowledge of workshop Occupational Health and Safety and/or safe operation of woodwork machinery.

Individuals who have experience working with people of different needs or supervision of small groups are also encouraged to apply.

We would also love to hear from volunteers who would like to get other programs started which would be suitable for a Men’s Shed but might not particularly entail woodworking or working with one’s hands.

Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *.

Minimum Commitment: 6 months

Applicants with skills in woodworking, cabinet making or carpentry will be highly prized!

Further opportunities for training and development of volunteers will be offered as they come available including training in different carpentry related skills, first aid, fire training etc

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

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays 9am – 12.30pm, Thursdays 9am – 3pm.

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Groups of 10 or more
  • People Learning English
  • People with disability
  • Skilled Volunteers
Type of work
  • Arts, Craft & Photography
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Trades & Maintenance

The volunteer will be inducted and shown the basic procedures for opening and closing the shed and for running a session in the shed. Also full induction into the correct and safe ways to operate the machinery and tools which we have in our shed.