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Volunteering

NWDS greatly appreciates the contributions made by individuals who donate their time to enrich the social life of individuals accessing the service. The need for volunteers is great and we encourage all members of the community to join us in providing a quality service. Volunteers can assist in many ways at varied times. All volunteers are offered a training course and opportunities for ongoing skill development. Individuals are welcome to join our voluntary, community based Board of Directors or the various sub-committees that operate to enhance services. Volunteers can also assist with admin duties and support programs in activities, outings and short holidays.

What can I do?

Whatever your special skill or interest area, we have a place for you, we are very flexible with days and times to suit your and our needs.

Varied Roles Available:

Volunteers contribute to the enrichment of the lives of participants while helping in social and recreation programs. It's a lot of fun!

NWDS responds to the needs of the community, and where possible shall work in partnership, or independently, to provide innovative and flexible services to meet the community needs.

You can provide 1:1 assistance in specific areas of need and we try to tailor this to be in your own area of interest or hobby.

Volunteers at NWDS:

  • Work in a great team environment
  • Provide assistance to clients in development of their own goals
  • Help out with administration work
  • Drive the LR buses in programs (Light Rigid vehicles)
  • Choose various days and hours to suit your availability

Training Opportunities for Volunteers

Core Modules available for all Volunteers - RSVP to Michelle Lymberatos 02 9686 4155 email: mlymberatos@nwds.org.au

Orientations are run regularly throughout the year and are linked to training - there is basic training all volunteers must do and all must attend the volunteer orientations before beginning at NWDS - these are run on a regular basis.

National Volunteer Week Celebrations

All volunteers are invited to celebrate at a morning tea each year during Volunteer Week and are notified in advance of the celebrations.

Join NWDS as a Volunteer!

If you are retired, a tertiary student, looking to return to the workforce or someone who would like to give back to the community we would be very interested in having a talk with you about this opportunity.

No experience is required- full training and support is provided by our organisation.

Volunteers: Making A Difference in the lives of People with a Disability:

NWDS is funded by the Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care. NWDS also receives invaluable assistance and support from the Baulkham Hills Shire Council, Hawkesbury Shire Council and local Rotary and Lion’s Clubs.

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