Our Volunteers are
We couldn't do what we do without them.
Our committed team of volunteers contribute in a wide range of valuable ways. There are options to suit every skill set and temperament, including:
- Meals on Wheels: Using the Centre vehicles to deliver meals prepared by the Centre to client’s homes.
- Community Transport: Using the Centre vehicles to drive clients to and from medical appointments, shopping and other activities in the community.
- Events: Assist with our fun and vibrant events and activities in the Centre, assist visitors, set up, surveys, service of lunch and packing up.
- Dining room: Wrapping cutlery, setting up, greet and escort guests, assist with serving food and beverages in our Harry’s Diner and light cleaning of the area.
- Social support (Day Centre): Interact with older people and younger people with disabilities. Transport clients from their home for outings, help run activities (for example, hobbies, games or crafts) and assist with lunch service and refreshments.
- Administration: Provide assistance with a range of general office support tasks.
- Art and Craft: Share your skills with a small group of like-minded creative people.
- Bingo: Assist with the set -p, preparing of tables, selling tickets, announcing numbers (caller).
- Gardening and/or Maintenance: Assist around the retirement village with various tasks such as gardening, minor maintenance, small refurbishment projects, painting and cleaning vehicles
Benefits of volunteering at Harold Hawthorne Community Centre
Volunteering can be richly rewarding, with opportunities on a personal level for you as the volunteer and the wider community.
- Meet new people and build lasting friendships
- Have fun
- Do meaningful work in areas you enjoy
- Gain confidence and experience while you learn new skills
- Participate in free training (Provide First Aid, Manual Handling, Infection Control and more)
- Do something new that you have always wanted to try
- Share your enthusiasm and wealth of knowledge with others
- Make a difference to others!
We are committed to building into the learning of the future workforce, and providing support to people who are seeking practical, on-the-job experience. We have developed partnerships with education and workplace rehabilitation providers to provide a small number of student placements and for individuals on structured return to work programs each year. We are able to assist with finding suitable work and supportive supervision so that the experience is highly beneficial.
- South Metropolitan TAFE
- Clontarf Aboriginal College
- Konekt Workcare
- Links to Volunteering WA