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Your good turn could net big returns

Published on 30 April 2021
Kerrabee Centre Social Support Bus

Could you be our next volunteer superstar?

Council is seeking friendly, outgoing individuals who can commit one day per week or fortnight to assist with our Social Support Programs. The initiatives assist those at risk of social isolation to remain independent, active members of our community.

The only requirement is a passion to engage with and care for others!

Volunteers are needed for both in-house roles at Kerrabee and driver roles to help with monthly, fortnightly and weekly programs, including to venues such as the Croydon library and Eastland shopping centre. By enhancing the social experience for senior participants, many who have limited access to transportation, you will make an enormously positive difference to people’s lives.

Senior residents of Maroondah attending the programs enjoy the group environment and the chance to interact with others and the volunteers.

Mayor of Maroondah, Councillor Kylie Spears said volunteers often get back as much as they give.

“Volunteering has so many benefits, such as increasing your own self-confidence and wellbeing, all while having a positive impact on your community,” Cr Spears said.

“Doing a good turn for others can give you a great sense of achievement and help you to feel more connected.”

Within Maroondah, Cr Spears said our volunteers are highly valued and receive plenty of support from their peers.

Kerrabee volunteer driver requirements

  • a current Victorian driver’s licence
  • the ability to drive an automatic 12-seater bus (support will be available)
  • excellent interpersonal skills and ability to connect with others
  • understanding of OH&S requirements
  • the flexibility to work half or full days.

Kerrabee in-house volunteer requirements

  • excellent interpersonal skills and ability to connect with Kerrabee members
  • ensure the members enjoy their day at Kerrabee
  • understanding of OH&S requirements
  • flexibility to volunteer one day per week.

Is volunteering for you?

Consider that volunteering can:

  • give you a renewed sense of purpose
  • help you to combat loneliness or social isolation
  • help you to connect with new and interesting people.

Further information

For further information, please contact Geof Collister (Social Inclusion & Wellbeing Coordinator) on (03) 9294 5531.

Register your interest in becoming a volunteer 

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