What is a Community Helper?
A Community Helper is somebody who volunteers their own time to assist us at the Oasis Centre Wyong. As a community helper you may have the opportunity to undertake individual projects or be instrumental in the trial of new programs or services. Alternatively you may simply want to lend a helping hand with our current programs like the community shop, kitchen, workshop or other programs. Volunteering at the Oasis Centre as a Community Helper must be:
- of benefit to the community and the volunteer
- of the volunteer’s own free will and without coercion and
- for no financial payment.
Why volunteer as a Community Helper?
There are many benefits of volunteering as a Community Helper which could include:
- An opportunity to support a program, service or cause that you feel strongly about
- Making a real difference and giving back to your community
- A way to meet new people and broaden your social connections
- Enhance your health and be active
- A way to say thank you for help you may have received in the past
- To build confidence and self esteem
- To share your skills and knowledge with people more vulnerable in our community
Community Helpers vacancies
We currently seeking suitably qualified Community Helpers to support the following programs:
Helpers in Administration to answer phones, meet and greet our customers at our reception area, handle enquiries for customer support and provide information on our programs and services.
We run a driving instructor program at Oasis Wyong - Drive for Life. We have a fully qualified driving instructor on staff and there is a demand for volunteer drivers to assist people in our community to achieve their 120 hours of driving in their log books. Vehicles supplied.
Community Helper recruitment process
We are constantly seeking mature and reliable Community Helpers with relevant experience and skills to join us in carrying out our work at the Oasis Centre Wyong. It is very important that volunteering as a Community Helper is of benefit to you and the community. As the Salvation Army it is also important that we recruit suitable Community Helpers to support our work with vulnerable people in our community.
Step 1: Please refer to our Mission and Vision - are you able to represent our Centre in these areas?
Step 2: Please read our Values - are your values in the workplace aligned to these?
Step 3: Complete the online Volunteer - Community Helper Enquiry Form below
Step 4: You will be invited to attend an informal interview with Volunteer Co-Ordinator and/or Program Supervisor to determine suitability
Step 5: If suitable, applicants will be asked to provide us with a NSW Working with Children clearance, if you do not have this you can apply here for Working with Children Application - all applicants must have this clearance before commencement
Step 6: If suitable, applicants will be offered a Community Helper Trial for one month, to determine a good fit for both parties
Step 7: New Community Helpers will attend Organisation Induction, Program Induction and Orientation training
For all enquiries during the Community Helper process please contact the Volunteer Co-Ordinator on 02 4353 9799.