Southlake Community Services operates diverse programs and services aimed at creating a just and inclusive community. These could not exist without volunteers dedicating valuable time and expertise. Our volunteers make a real difference to the community and we aim to provide a valuable, purposeful and volunteers. We provide an inclusive and supportive environment where people can gain skills, work to a strengths based approach, meet new people and contribute to their community.
- Participate and be involved in the local community
- Meet new people and make friends
- Share your strengths, passions, ideas and interests
- Gain work experience
- Learn new skills and build upon your knowledge base
- Strengthen confidence, self awareness, self-esteem and communication skills
- Donate your time and expertise
- Demonstrate your capabilities
- Try something new and have fun in a collaborative team environment
The focus of our Volunteer Program aims to ensure that opportunities in volunteering are available for everyone. We match you to roles that align with your interests and abilities—if you’re not sure, ask us!
Everyone involved with volunteering is appropriately supported and we offer training and development opportunities within the volunteer role. We are flexible around your volunteering time.
We aim to be inclusive of everyone. Our Centre includes:
Ramp access, accessible bathroom, wide doorways, accessible car parking spaces, large computer screens, adjustable chairs, ergonomically sound work stations.
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
• Direct Service
• Project Development
• Bus Driving
I joined the Southlake Community Services Volunteer program nearly three years ago after retiring and moving into the area. Volunteering keeps me connected to the community and I enjoy the interaction with the varied groups associated with Southlake Community Services.
I’m impressed by the ability of the key workers to tailor the Volunteer Program to utilise existing skills and openness to developing new skills in volunteers while assisting the development of programs which benefit the community and sustainability.
All the staff are welcoming and provide a friendly, warm atmosphere. When volunteering on reception, I feel a sense of pride when helping people both on the phone and face-to-face.
Everybody here is very understanding, supportive, friendly and encouraging. I love every single time I come to Southlake Community Services.
– SCS VOLUNTEER