Volunteering is a great way of getting involved in your community. It can be an extremely rewarding way to spend your spare time and can also offer many benefits. For example, you can make new friends, learn new skills, gain valuable experience and keep active. Volunteering brings people together and helps us to connect with each other by promoting social inclusion and cohesion. Volunteering widens people’s horizons and assists them to gain new skills and experience.
Volunteering builds strong resilient communities!
Canterbury City Community Centre values the contribution made by its many volunteers. Many of our Programmes and activities rely on volunteers to deliver services to vulnerable people in the community.
Centre volunteers are offered training, are fully insured and are reimbursed for out of pocket expenses such as travel to and from volunteer work.
The Volunteering opportunities available at the Centre include:
Board of Directors
Office Administration, Data Entry and Reception
Social Support Volunteer – both working with groups or individuals
Garden Care Volunteers
Bus Driver / Assistants
The Skills, Training and Resource Service (STARS) is an activity of Canterbury City Community Centre and is funded by the NSW and Australian governments through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP). STARS can assist you to find volunteer work in a wide range of programs in our local communities. Our Volunteer Recruitment Officer will meet with you to discuss your volunteer needs, your interests and skills, and find the best position for you. STARS also provide potential volunteers with the information they need to make informed decisions about their volunteering roles.
STARS works closely with local services to assist them to identify their volunteer needs, recruit suitable volunteers and establish and maintain a sustainable volunteer program.
STARS develops and delivers a full calendar of learning and development opportunities for volunteers, Board members and staff in the community sector. Our Training Officer can work with service providers to develop workshops specific to their requirements and deliver them onsite.
STARS Learning & Development Calendars are developed twice a year and are informed by consultations with local service providers, volunteers and emerging issues in the community sector. STARS training is accessible, inclusive, and always conducted in a relaxed learning environment.
Call the STARS Program on 9750 9344 if you would like more information about volunteering.