Guest CHORLEY GIRL

something a bit different...volunteers wanted

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    Guest CHORLEY GIRL

    Hi everyone,

     

    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.

     

    Thanks Jo

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    Guest CHORLEY GIRL

    Maybe should have put this in job's and careers? Don't know if you want to move it? Sorry guy's

     

    Cheers:)

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    Guest Guest75

    Nah - leave it here and it will get more hits:cute:

     

    I'm up for this:cute:

     

    I ain't studying or wanting to work in this area of expertise but just think I'd enjoy a few hours a week helping.

     

    Fishing / boat trips?????

     

    I'll pm contact details.

     

    I'm looking for a change in life at the moment.

     

    My 5000th post and so glad it was a subject such as this:embarrassed::embarrassed:

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    I've shown your post to my DH who works for Disability SA and they have a volunteer service and I think there's a good potential for linking up with you - so he will put something together for the thread later all being well. xxx

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    Guest CHORLEY GIRL

    Thanks guys, congrats on the post Tyke and i can actually think of someone who loves to fish who i think you would be a great volunteer for.:jiggy:

     

    Cheers Jo

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    Guest CHORLEY GIRL

    If anybody is thinking about this but not sure if it is for them,feel free to pm me and i can phone you to give you a bit more detail about the guys we support and the job role.

     

    Cheers Jo:)

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    Guest CHORLEY GIRL

    Had a few positive replies to this post so thought i'd move it up:D

    Thanks to everyone that's shown an interest:notworthy:

     

    Cheers Jo x

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    Guest Guest75

    Well - I'm sat here filling in the usual forms for my new role as a volunteer and buddy to some lovely folk.:D:D

     

    This looks to be a great scheme.

     

    No pressure and you only have to give up a few hours a week / fortnight.

     

    I'll give regular updates on my progress.:cute:

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    Guest Colin Taylor

    Hi there, I'll keep this initial reply short incase this offer is no longer on.

     

    My names Colin and I am now looking for a new career in disability care so volunteer work would

    be a great start.

     

    Hope to hear from you.

     

    Colin.

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    I've unstuck this thread now as its from back in March. If anyone is interested still I guess you can still PM the OP about it all :)

     

    Cheers

     

    snifter

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    Guest Nick11

    I work with Jo and know she is always looking for volunteers. As much..or little as you want to give. A very rewarding experience.

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    Would be interested in this to. Coming in Jan and after setting up would be more than happy to give some time up.

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    Guest m.and.m

    Hi just replying to your volunteer thread i'm looking to get into care work in the new year and looking for some experience can you PM me some more details thanks. MIKE

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    Guest CHORLEY GIRL

    Hi Mike,

     

    I have sent you my contact details. Look forward to hearing from you.

     

    Jo

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    Guest CHORLEY GIRL

    Hi the Bacons,

     

    That would be great. Look forward to hearing from you in Jan.

     

    Jo

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    Guest CHORLEY GIRL

    Sometimes i do miss these messages, so people can also email me on joanne.park@minda.asn.au

     

    To all the volunteers that have volunteered from this site, you have all done a fantastic job, and we really appreciate the time and effort you put in.

     

    Thanks so much

     

    Jo

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    Guest CHORLEY GIRL

    Would really appreciate it if you could leave this as sticky, as people are coming over all the time and could easily miss this, and this is a real worthwhile cause.

     

    Cheers :))

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    Guest CHORLEY GIRL

    Hi everyone,

     

    See there are a few people arriving in the next few months. Just thought i would bump this this thread up!

     

    PM me if you have any questions

     

    Thanks everyone so far :notworthy:

     

    Jo x

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    Guest CHORLEY GIRL

    Hi,

     

    Just thought i would bump this up as always looking for volunteers, maybe some new arrivals looking to do some volunteering.

     

    Thanks Jo

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