Volunteer with We Are Community Incorporated!
All it takes is a few hours of your time, weekly or fortnightly, to help make a difference in your community.
Volunteering with We Are Community Incorporated is a great way to:
- Meet and work with new people in your community
- Make a difference locally
- Learn new skills and gain confidence
- Improve your own life and the lives of others in practical and long-lasting ways
- Improve your physical fitness and mental health
- Have fun in a way you may not have thought possible
Being a Volunteer with We Are Community Incorporated brings great rewards and satisfaction, knowing everything you do is making a difference to our homeless and vulnerable community. There are many ways you can assist We Are Community Incorporated as a Volunteer. The actions of our Volunteers, no matter how small, help to make a difference in the lives of our friends that are experiencing homelessness and/or hardship.
There are opportunities for Junior Volunteers to join our team. You can do this through your school via the Duke of Edinburgh Program, as part of a group, or with your parents or guardian’s consent. Please speak with our Volunteer Coordinator for more information.
Ways You Can Make a Difference
Volunteering with We Are Community can take on many forms, and volunteering can be as frequent or infrequent as suits your individual preference. Some of our key volunteering roles include:
- Serving food at one of our Weekly or Monthly Meal Services
- Cooking from the comfort of your home* or from our commercial kitchen at our centre in Airds
( *Conditions apply around food safety procedures for those wishing to cook from home )
- Being involved with afternoon meal preparations for our Night Patrol Meal Services
- Delivering meals, toiletries, bakery products, breakfast packs and blankets on our Night Patrol Meal Services
- Food rescue – collecting good quality food that is normally destined for land fill from charity partners
- Packing hampers
- Assisting in the day-to-day operations of our centre and vehicles
You can do any of this whilst providing friendly, positive engagement with our friends and other Volunteers, through genuine connection and non-judgemental conversations.
HOW TO JOIN OUR VOLUNTEER TEAM
- Volunteer Application Form
All Volunteers need to complete a Volunteer Application Form.APPLY HERE
- Working With Children Accreditation
All We Are Community Volunteers who are 18 years and over require a Working With Children Check (WWCC). This is free-of-charge for Volunteers. Your WWCC may take a week or two to process, and we will need it from you before you can start.
Apply online here, or in-person at any Service NSW office.
- What next?
Our Volunteer Coordinator will be in contact to chat with you about your application and your place in the team.