Open Support’s Volunteer Program is responsible for the recruitment, induction, training, supervision, recognition and retainment of the organisation’s unique and dedicated 200-plus volunteer team.
Volunteers play key roles in nearly every core service and operational area across the organisation and have been a central and essential element of Open Support’s 28-year history and capability since the not-for-profit was established in 1990.
Open Support’s volunteers are a team of caring, friendly, skilled and committed people of all ages and cultural backgrounds who make an invaluable contribution to the organisation’s operations and continuing mission – by providing care and service in line with our motto: “Compassion and Action”. This unique volunteer network is very much valued and respected, and has long-been regarded as the true ‘heart’ of our organisation and the work we do in the community. In addition, all Open Support’s 200-plus volunteers are compliant with national Police and Working with Children checks.
Open Support’s Volunteer Program is part of our strategic focus on increasing operational efficiency and sustainability and volunteers remain central to our ability to deliver the services we provide to assist the vulnerable in society