Faqs

Here are a few of our frequently asked questions to assist you. However if you have any other questions please contact us.

Q: What programs can I volunteer in?
A: Volunteers work in all programs in the centre including working with the elderly, working with parents and children, in the thrift shop, in social groups and in and around the Centre in other capacities.

Q: How old do I have to be to volunteer?
A: There is no minimum age.

Q: Do you accept student placements?
A: We occasionally do take student placements however it depends on what time of the year and what our commitments are. Please contact us if you are looking for a student placement.

Q: Is there a minimum time commitment?
A: No – we understand that it is difficult to commit for a lengthy period of time.

Q: When do volunteer programs run?
A: Programs run year round except for a few weeks over Christmas. The exception is Stay n Play which operates on the public school timetable.

Q: What clearances/checks do I need?
A: Every volunteer is required to obtain a bluecard however we can assist you in applying for one. Interactive Parenting volunteers cannot start until the bluecard has been approved. Social Support volunteers require a police check.

Q: Why do I need to submit an application form and sign other documents? I’m just a volunteer.
A: In most legislation there is no distinction between paid workers and volunteers and therefore we are legally obliged to recruit and train volunteers as any organization would with paid workers. This also ensures greater legal standing for volunteers and a more integrated experience.