How Do I Become a Volunteer?
In whatever field or area you feel your talents lie, your volunteer time and energy will make a difference.
Simply contact Council's Customer Service Centre on 6591 7222, who will put you in contact with the Liaison officer for the area of Community Services where your specific interest lies. Groups meet regularly and new members are always welcome.
What Could I Do?
You get to choose! There are many different and varied opportunities for community members to utilise their skills volunteering with Councils Community Services section. Some of these areas include;
Services for Older People and People with a Disability
Volunteer activities with these services may include;
- Shopping assistance
- Supported transport
- Security phone calls
- Social visiting/companionship
- Support for carers
- Minor home maintenance
- Carers support groups
- Family respite
- Social support
- Meals on Wheels
- Organising household affairs
- Specialist activities
- Friendly conversation, morning teas and lunches
- Escorted outings
These volunteer activities are all organised by Council's HACC Services;
Community Hall Management Committees
Widely spread throughout the Great Lakes region are 24 community halls, 19 of which are managed by volunteer community committees. These community halls are usually the only public venue in their local area and as such are greatly valued by their community, being the focal point for many community social activities and private functions. Volunteer Hall Management Committee members generally, oversee the upkeep, maintenance and cleanliness of the building and grounds; take both regular and one off event bookings and payments; organise hall based community events; liaise with Council; and generally run the day to day affairs associated with 'their' hall.
All members of the community are encouraged to participate in their local hall management committee and new committee members are always very welcome.
Great Lakes Council has the following halls available for hire:
Participating in a Community Committee