Volunteer Today

Volunteer Today

Volunteering contributes to personal satisfaction and improves physical and mental health. By learning and developing new skills, people gain satisfaction and a sense of achievement and have the opportunity to pursue new interests – putting current skills, knowledge and experience to the benefit of those in need in the community.

All Open Support volunteers must meet the following requirements:

– Be 18 years of age or over
– Be a resident of Australia
– Pass a National Police Check
– Apply for and pass a Working with Children Check

Student Placement Program Volunteers must meet all the above requirements, and:
– Be currently enrolled in an accredited tertiary institution
– Undertake their volunteer role as part of their course curriculum requirement

All potential Open Support volunteers are interviewed and referee checks are conducted prior to placement in an appropriate and, importantly, enjoyable role. Once placed, volunteers are required to sign Open Support’s Volunteer Agreement and abide by our Privacy Confidentiality Policies and the St Vincent’s Health Australia Code of Conduct. Schools and Corporate Volunteers must also meet certain requirements which are based on individual school and business agreements and arrangements.

To apply to become a volunteer with Open Support, all applicants must complete our Volunteer Application Form (scroll down below)
or Call (02) 8382 6430 or Email volunteer@opensupport.org.au with your CV/Resume.

2016-17 Snapshot

  • 200-plus volunteers
  • 14,924 volunteer hours = $495,638 labour-in-kind
  • 55% of volunteers have been with us for more than 5 years
  • 30% of volunteers have served for 10 years or more
  • 100% volunteers compliant with Police and Working with Children Checks

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