Lismore Neighbourhood Centre

 Why Volunteer?

Well, quite simply there are many benefits of volunteering.  Volunteering is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling things you can do and thinking about how you want to benefit from volunteering is a good start to finding an opportunity that's right for you. If you don’t believe us just ask the 3.6 million people who undertake voluntary work through an organisation or group.

Gain confidence in yourself and your abilities.

Volunteering can help you gain confidence by giving you the chance to try something new and build a real sense of achievement.   Make a difference and see the benefit to the community from your involvement. Volunteering can have a real and valuable positive affect on people, communities and society in general.

  • Make new friends. Volunteering can help you meet different kinds of people and make new friends.
  • Be part of a community. Volunteering can help you feel part of something outside your friends and family.
  • Learn new skills and revive old ones. Volunteering can help you learn new skills, gain experience and sometimes even qualifications.
  • Take on a challenge. Through volunteering you can challenge yourself to try something different, achieve personal goals, practice using your skills and discover hidden talents.
  • Have fun! Most volunteers have a fun time, regardless of why they do it.
  • Build your resume
  • Gain a feeling of satisfaction as you help others
  • Develop new social contacts
  • Improve your communication skills as you work with different people

There are many types of volunteer work available:

  • Clerical /Administrative Positions

  • Fundraising / Promotions / Marketing

  • Information Management

  • Child care and youth work

  • Hospital and Allied health work

  • Community garden/nursery work

  • Stores and warehouse work

  • Radio broadcasting

  • Gallery/Museum/Theatre

  • Environment/conservation

  • Project work/committee work

  • Reception

  • Education/tutoring/mentoring

  • Disability support work

  • Handyman

  • Shop sales/customer service

  • Editing a newsletter

  • Social support to aged

  • Animal welfare

Volunteer opportunities can be found across the Northern Rivers and include the areas of Lismore, Casino, Ballina, Evans Head, Kyogle, Nimbin and Byron Bay

What to expect:

We want every volunteer to have a good experience.

Tips for a good experience:

  • You should be thanked for your time

  • For larger organisations you should receive a welcome or a more formal induction

  • You should have the opportunity to say what you want to do

  • You should be given a clear understanding of what you are doing, when and how often

  • You should be given a named contact for support and help

  • You can stop volunteering when you want

  • You should be able to ask for out of pocket expenses

  • You should be covered by their insurance where applicable

  • You can't be asked to do or support any illegal activity

Already volunteering? 

We'd love to hear from you. Tell us about your experience?

To register your interest in volunteering:

Click here to download the voluntary work application form. You will need to print, complete and return the form

To make an appointment for an interview call 66217397 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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