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Volunteering is a great way for you to become actively involved in your community in supporting people with a disability.
It doesn't matter how much or how little time you have to give there will be something to suit you at Scope.
With a wide range of positions across our service offerings, you’ll be sure to find an opportunity that suits your lifestyle and interests.
A wide range of positions across Victoria
There is a wide range of Volunteer positions available throughout Scope's metropolitan and regional services.
Volunteer positions provide 'direct support' to the people we support to enable them to participate in the community and live the lives they choose to live.
The main areas available for volunteers include Accommodation, Scope Lifestyle Options, and Supported Employment.
Accommodation Services Volunteer – Scope Accommodation Services support people with a disability to enable them to live in a variety of settings depending on the differing levels of support needed. Accommodation Service Volunteers support residents to experience different activities and interests within their chosen environment.
Scope Lifestyle Options Volunteer – Scope Lifestyle Options provide a range of centre-based and community-based programs. Scope Lifestyle Options Volunteers service the people we support with activities such as reading, computer programs, exercise, gardening, cooking, music, art and craft, swimming, movies, shopping and other areas of interest.
Supported Employment Service Volunteers – Scope Supported Employment Services provide valuable employment opportunities for people with a disability as well as a range of affordable services to the community. Supported Employment Service Volunteers support employees in performing their work, encouraging positive work and social related behaviour, and clerical administrative tasks.
Volunteering is good for you and the community
Volunteering with Scope has many positive benefits beyond your contribution to the community and donating your time and talent to a good cause. Some examples include:
- Sharing existing skills or developing new ones
- Enhancing career opportunities and building up work experience
- Meeting new people
- Experiencing new challenges
As a volunteer you are supported with orientation and induction, on-going training, supervision, support and debriefing, insurance cover and references on request.
Most of all, volunteering is personally satisfying and a lot of fun. Whatever your motivation, you can be sure that your efforts will make a real difference!
Who can Volunteer?
Anyone can volunteer to experience the rewards and fun that volunteering has to offer.
We're always looking for supportive and reliable volunteers, no matter how much or how little time you're able to spare. Anyone over 16 years of age who is interested in supporting people with a disability can volunteer. No special skills or qualifications are necessary.
Students volunteer to gain skills and work experience to help them get a job in later life while others work full-time but wish to volunteer at evenings or weekends.
Some of our volunteers have had a break from the job market and want to build up fresh experience. We also have retired people who are looking to put their experience and some of their newfound free time to good use.
If you have a particular skill to offer and want to support Scope in your field of expertise, please fill out our Volunteer Request Form. Whether you are a therapist, lawyer, video producer, accountant or IT professional we look forward to hearing from you!
Volunteer Selection Process
The Volunteer Selection Process includes an initial interview and completion of an application form. As part of your application process you’ll need to include 2 references and a police check.
For more information or to find out more about what opportunities are available please contact our Volunteer Coordinator on 03 9843 3000 or contact Scope People and Culture.
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