Why volunteer? From picking up and dropping off a load of shopping, to simply going for a stroll and a chat; community volunteers help in so many ways.…
Our community volunteers make a difference in people’s lives in a number of ways.
Within the Northern Beaches region we’re in contact with people who are lonely or isolated due to family circumstance, have challenges with their mental or physical health, may have a disability or require some social support. We recruit and work with volunteers to meet these community needs. Subject to a Criminal Record Check, anyone over the age of 18 can be a volunteer – training is provided.
Proveda is proud to be able to deliver our Volunteer Program under the ACVVS Scheme which is funded by the Australian Government.
I have an affinity with older people and their stories. They have so much to contribute to society, so much knowledge, wisdom, culture. It can be very lonely here in Australia for people who have immigrated from other countries, and harder to connect to others as you get older. I know a lot of older people, but they stop doing things, and stop having fun. Anyway, in my capacity as a volunteer, I feel I am the one who benefits. I get just as much back as I give. I have so much fun, I feel so lucky.
In our news articles you can read more about their stories and learn more about the important work they do each and every day.
Volunteering can be really satisfying and our members enjoy telling you why.