Gympie Region Volunteer Centre

Gympie Region Volunteer Centre logoCooloola Human Services Network is proud to be the provider of the Gympie Region Volunteer Centre, thanks to funding from the Commonwealth Department of Social Services (DSS). 

The Gympie Region Volunteer Centre assists prospective, new and current volunteers, builds community capacity, strengthens community partnerships and aims to increase the use of shared resources within Gympie region.

Covid-19

The Gympie Region Volunteer Centre is still currently recruiting volunteers for a number of local organisations however we have suspended all face to face interviews and will be conducting these via phone or online only and as a precautionary measure we are screening every volunteer as our office is temporarily closed.

If you are expressing interest in supporting organisations during this time of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) or are needing support as an individual or organisations please contact us via email volunteer@chsn.org.au or call 0408 992 822.

If you are looking for information on the Coronavirus please visit https://www.health.gov.au/ 

Volunteering Opportunities

Seeking further information about volunteer opportunities in our community?

For individuals seeking volunteer opportunities and local organisations seeking volunteers to fill existing or new roles, please contact Carley at Gympie Region Volunteer Centre on 0408 992 822 or email: volunteer@chsn.org.au

The Centre is located at unit 4/4 Horseshoe bend Gympie, The Gympie Health Hub. It provides outreach services throughout the Gympie region.

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What is volunteering?

The new definition of volunteering in Australia: ‘Volunteering’ is time willingly given for the common good without financial gain. (Volunteering Australia, 2015).

Aims of the Centre

The Gympie Region Volunteer Centre aims to:

  • increase the level of volunteering within the Gympie region;
  • enhance community knowledge about volunteering and needs of volunteers;
  • develop and build Gympie region’s capacity to better support volunteers and share community resources;
  • enhance collaborative partnerships and cross sector collaboration between community, non-profit, corporate and government sectors;
  • build community resilience;
  • develop sustainable growth of the volunteer sector in Gympie region.

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Gympie Region Volunteer Centre has developed a one stop shop for prospective and current volunteers to:

  • learn about opportunities in volunteerism;
  • register for volunteer opportunities;
  • connect, feel included and be recognised as valued, contributing members of the community;
  • seek support, information and training in skills to enhance the volunteer experience.

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Target groups include potential volunteers, new volunteers, youth volunteers, over 55 volunteers and existing volunteers and includes people with disabilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, unemployed people, particularly disengaged youth, seniors and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Volunteering Opportunities

Seeking further information about volunteer opportunities in our community?

For individuals seeking volunteer opportunities and local organisations seeking volunteers to fill existing or new roles, please contact Carley at Gympie Region Volunteer Centre on 0408 992 822 or email: volunteer@chsn.org.au

Resources

Please see our Volunteer Managers Resources page and our Volunteer Resources page for further information.

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How does CHSN assist the community?

I used to be based in Gympie and now based in Maroochydore. I still see some clients here that live between and still have contacts with services in Gympie.  Your emails are valuable to keep informed about what is happening. I have found your links and updates a valuable resource.

Karen Cowling

SCOPE Counsellor