Volunteering for SSP
Volunteers are central to the provision of this program; they transport group participants to and from their homes and support them as they enjoy their social activity.
As a volunteer for a typical social activity, you would pick up between 1 and 3 participants, transport them to the venue, enjoy the activity with them, ensuring they are included in conversation and then drive them home afterwards. This allows a door to door social experience for participants, many of whom are well over 80 years old and all of whom find it difficult to get out and socialise.
Your commitment may be large or small; you have the option of using your own vehicle or a Doncare vehicle (depending on availability). Volunteers receive training through a ‘buddy’ system when they commence and access to regular training courses for which expenses can be reimbursed. You will get to meet some amazing people – both participants and fellow volunteers.
All prospective volunteers are individually interviewed prior to program involvement and must undergo a police check, which will be arranged and paid for by Doncare. For further information, contact the Social Support Manager at Doncare on 9856 1500.