I have recently started a new job and got involved with a project involving adults with an intellectual disability. This project will develop, and the individuals involved will be moving into community houses. We are currently looking for volunteers, i know what you are saying, i'm busy enough, i haven't got time and maybe you haven't. However this could be useful if you are wanting a job in the care industry, or if you are studying, some people do this if they are completing there cert 3 in Disability to gain experience, maybe you are struggling to find work, voluntary work always looks good on your Resume.
You can volunteer for as many hours as you like, 1hr a week if you wish, it may be to support them with a particular activity, maybe a voluntary job they participate in or it may just be to accompany them on a walk. If you were to volunteer we would match you with someone you felt comfortable with and who felt comfortable with you, and there would be several meetings before you both went on activities together.
I am also looking for organisation's that may want a volunteer, many of our volunteer's would come along with a support worker/volunteer and would be guided through any tasks they were set. For example, we have quite a few people at present in the community working in libraries, Op shop's, delivering meal's on wheel's etc.
I would like to emphasise that you don't have to give up much time, as much or as little as you can spare. I did voluntary work when i was in the UK, not only was it rewarding but it looked great on my Resume when i applied for jobs here. If you are studying it would be great experience!
If anyone is at all interested or knows of anyone that is, please feel free to PM me with any questions.