Volunteers, along with carers, are often the unsung heroes of our community. Yet, without their hard work and commitment, many people would not and could not enjoy the quality of life that they do.
The foundations for the City of Swan Community Care Services were laid down by a group of volunteers over 30 years ago. Due to the drive of our dedicated volunteers and Volunteer Advisory Committee, the service has continued to be a success in helping frail aged and those with disabilities throughout the community.
Volunteering in the City of Swan
If you ask any of our valued volunteers why they volunteer, you’ll probably hear the same answer time and again. Quite simply, they find the experience highly rewarding and embrace the fact that they can make such a difference to someone’s life.
If you’d like to “volunteer to be a volunteer”, why not join our team? We’ll provide all the training you’ll need, reimburse your travel expenses and provide insurance cover. You’ll also have the chance to learn new skills and make new friends along the way.
Opportunities often exist for drivers and bus assistants, day centre activity assistants and occasionally for office and workshop assistants. Start times each day vary depending on your volunteer role. The Activity Clubs for Adults operate Monday to Saturday (closed Public Holidays) at various venues within the City of Swan.
If you’re interested in volunteering with Community Care Services, we’d like to hear from you. So, please contact our Coordinator of Volunteers on 9267 9055 to make an appointment.
Looking for volunteer positions in the wider community
To find out about other volunteering positions within the City of Swan, you can visit the Swan Volunteer Centre located at the Old Midland Courthouse or take a look at the Go Volunteer website for the latest vacancies and information.
The Swan Volunteer Centre (SVC) provides a free service to help volunteers find the community organisation most suited to their skills and interests, and likewise, assist community organisations to find the volunteers most suited to their needs. Find out more about the Swan Volunteer Resource Centre.
Become a Member Organisation of Swan Volunteer Resource Centre
If you would like to register your community group or organisation as a member of the Swan Volunteer Resource Centre please download our Membership Application form and Position Description form and submit them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Membership is free and gives you free online listing of your volunteer positions, referral of potential volunteers, promotion of your volunteer positions in the community, training, information and resources relating to volunteering and best practice volunteer managment advice.
For further information or advice please contact Swan Volunteer Resource Centre on 9278 9690.
Swan Volunteers is a member of the Volunteer Resource Centre Alliance of WA (VRCWA). Funding is derived in partnership by the City of Swan, and the State Government of Western Australia (Department for Communities).