The compassion, kindness and dedication of our Open Support volunteers is second to none. To understand our Volunteer Program and its compassionate mission in action, let’s take a look at our what our Open Support volunteers do.

Community Connections Phone Support volunteers make phone calls to people living in the community who are experiencing social isolation and/or loneliness. Volunteers provide connection, companionship and support, whilst encouraging client participation in community-based group activities. Trust, patience and understanding form the foundation of every conversation. We thank our Phone Support volunteers for their commitment to reducing loneliness in the community.

Open Support Christmas party with our volunteers.

Country Care Link Drivers provide transport to people in regional Australia visiting Sydney for medical care. Our drivers provide personalised travel from the airport, train station or bus stop to hotel, hospital or treatment facility, removing the stress of big city travel. Our drivers navigate busy traffic, give directions and local tips and lend a sympathetic ear when needed.  We thank our Country Care Link volunteers for providing a friendly face and reliable transport for our country residents.

Shop and Raffle volunteers support the daily operations of the Open Support Gift Shop and raffle. All profits go back into our programs. It is the role of volunteer assistants to promote sales, whilst raising awareness of Open Support and its programs.  Our volunteers provide courteous and professional customer service with a smile, often going that extra mile to help someone choose a meaningful gift or purchase a few extra raffle tickets. We thank our Shop and Raffle volunteers for raising funds to help support our programs.

It is an honour to witness our volunteers living our values of compassion, dignity, excellence and justice every day. Thank you to our volunteers for their incredible ongoing contribution to Open Support.  We can’t wait to see what they will achieve in 2024! If you would like to join this incredible community, find out more at Open Support.