Volunteer

Why volunteer?

Volunteering can reduce stress; combat depression; keep you mentally stimulated and provide a sense of purpose.

If you’d like to partner with us and make a difference in your community, call Sue on (02) 8338 8506 or fill out an enquiry form here to let us know you’re willing to help.

** If there’s an activity you’re interested in but it’s currently unavailable, include the job title on your application form.

If the job becomes available we’ll contact you.

Volunteer positions vacant

Children's Activities Assistant

Program: Family and Children

We’re currently looking for a volunteer to assist with children’s group activities at SECC playgroups, classes, functions and/or out of school hours (SMOOSH) care.

You will also need to assist with other tasks associated with children’s group activities or playgroups.

Please get in touch with Sue if you can help. 

Social Activities Assistant (Dementia Day Centre)

The Cottage Dementia Day Centre at Rushcutter’s Bay is seeking a Social Activities Assistant.

The role involves assisting in supervising and participating in activities, games and diversional therapy with clients of the dementia-specific Day Centre at the Cottage.

You would also be required to assist with food preparation and associated cleaning for client morning teas and lunches.

Please get in touch if you can help with this valuable service to people living with dementia. 

Drivers for our flexible transport service

We’re currently looking for experienced drivers who can provide transport, via car, for SECC clients and their carers to attend medical appointments.

You will need to be able to assist clients who have mobility aids such as walking sticks, walking frames and wheelchairs.

Please get in touch with Sue if you can help with this valuable and rewarding service to the community.

Medical Companions

Program: Social Support

We currently need caring and reliable volunteers to take people to their medical appointments on an occasional or permanent basis.

Carers are advised not to provide interpretations of the medical advice, but simply offer their presence and ensure they’re taken safely to their destination and back.

Please get in touch with Sue to find out more.

Home Visitors

Program: Social Support

We’re currently looking for volunteers to provide support for people in their homes, and sometimes in the community. 

The role involves providing much-needed social contact for people who need a bit of extra care and friendship.

Please get in touch with Sue to find out more.

Toy Library Assistant

We’re looking for a friendly volunteer to assist with our Toy Library.

The role involves: 

  • Sanitising and counting returned toys
  • Scanning instructions for each toy
  • Printing and laminating relevant records for toys (e.g. tags)

Experience working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in a community environment is of great value.

Please get in touch with Sue to find out more. 

Make an impact with kindness

To make a difference in someone’s life, you just have to care.  And caring is what we do best at SECC.

Want to join our team as a volunteer and impact your community? You never know where it’ll lead…

Call Sue now on (02) 8338 8506 to talk it through, email volunteering@secc.sydney or request a call-back.

Become a volunteer with South Eastern Community Connect.

Download our Volunteer Application Form or or simply fill out the form online now.

Please complete and mail it to:
PO Box 3007
Eastlakes NSW 2018

SECC volunteer awards and recognition

South Eastern Community Connect is passionate about recognising the contribution of its volunteers.

In addition to activities in National Volunteer Week (May) and International Volunteer Day (5 December), SECC has developed the Maisie Foster Volunteer Award to acknowledge its outstanding volunteers.

SECC is also a member of The Centre for Volunteering (Volunteering NSW), which ensures all its member organisations protect their volunteers via Volunteer Accident Insurance and adhere to Volunteering Australia’s National Standards for Volunteer Involvement.

For more information, see our Volunteering Brochure or contact Sue, our Volunteer Coordinator, on 02 8338 8506.

​For more information, download Volunteering Australia’s new 2015 Definitions and Principles of Volunteering and Volunteer Rights and Volunteer Checklist.

You can help create a better future for your community.

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