Let's Talk Volunteering ACT!

LET’S TALK VOLUNTEERING!

Thank you for considering a volunteering role at Dementia Australia ACT! If you are interested in any of these opportunities, we have a staged selection process. The first stage of this process is to complete the volunteer registration form (computer fillable or pdf).

All of our volunteers receive training to introduce the essential skills required by every volunteer involved with our organisation. Initial volunteering induction (orientation) is approximately 4 hours and ongoing training is also provided throughout the year.

If you would like to discuss your interest in volunteering or have any queries, please contact Lorraine Wadley on (02) 6255 0722 or e-mail lorraine.wadley@dementia.org.au


CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

VOLUNTEER BUS DRIVER

If you are a good listener, enjoy meeting people and love driving around Canberra then join our Volunteer Bus Driving team. The role of our drivers will be to provide transport for our clients attending various social groups across Canberra

Skills/experience: Our Volunteer Bus Driver needs to:

  • hold a valid C class licence
  • have a good driving record
  • have a Working with Vulnerable People Check
  • undergo a medical assessment
  • provide two referees
  • be over 25 years

Desirable: experience driving a 12 seater bus

Time commitment: Days and times vary but each driver is asked to provide a commitment for approximately 3-4 hrs each day.

Location: Bus is to be picked up at Dementia Australia ACT office (159 Maribyrnong Avenue, Kaleen) and groups will be facilitated in various parts of Canberra

Orientation: 4 hour initial induction to Dementia Australia ACT, education & volunteering as well as manual handling instruction


SOCIAL SUPPORT OPPORTUNITIES - THE ALCHEMY CHORUS CHOIR

Want to be part of a team that supports people living with dementia to be active participants in a dynamic choir?

Skills/experience:

  • Comfortable interacting with people;
  • Attentive listener;
  • Experience/knowledge of dementia desirable
  • Willingness to provide transport to and from the choir (a current driver’s licence and comprehensive car insurance is needed).

Time commitment: 3 hours per week (includes transport to and from the choir and participation in the group). Support at public performances is essential - dates and times of performances will vary.

Location: Hughes

Orientation: 4 hour initial induction to Dementia Australia ACT, education & volunteering


RESOURCE SUPPORT FOR PROGRAMS

Dementia Australia ACT is committed to providing opportunities for people living with dementia and their carers to be part of social and peer support programs

We are seeking volunteers to assist with collating information and resources & assisting with mail outs for our newsletter, educational services and various brochures, pamphlets and promotional materials.

Skills/experience: enjoy methodical tasks; attention to detail essential

Time commitment: Day and duration of time will be flexible and dependent on program need

Location: Dementia Australia ACT, 159 Maribyrnong Avenue, Kaleen

Orientation: 4 hour initial induction to Dementia Australia ACT, education & volunteering


SUPPORT FOR EVENTS AND EXPO’S

Dementia Australia ACT is committed to providing opportunities that increase community awareness and knowledge of dementia through our four signature events: Business Breakfast, Research Day Conference, Memory Walk and Jog, and our Honour, Celebrate and Reflect Ceremony.

We are seeking volunteers to assist with various tasks including (but not limited to) collating information and resources, assisting with mail outs, information stalls, registration desk assistance on day of event, ticketing, manning check points, etc.

Time commitment: Roles will be advertised prior to each signature event day and duration of time will be flexible and dependent on the date of event. Rough time-frames for these events are as follows:

  • Research Day Conference – February
  • Business Breakfast – September
  • Memory Walk and Jog - September
  • Dementia Awareness Month Activities – September
  • Honour, Celebrate and Reflect - October

Location: Various locations ( Dementia Australia ACT, 159 Maribyrnong Avenue, Kaleen)

Orientation: 4 hour initial induction to Dementia Australia ACT, education & volunteering