More than 6 million Australian volunteers give happiness to others each year and research says that that those volunteers are happier as a result.
National Volunteer Week will run from the 11th to 17th of May 2015 and if you are interested in making a difference in the CaLD and LGBTI community, consider volunteering in the Visiting Angels Program by Umbrella Multicultural Community Care Services Inc.
This program matches volunteers with older, isolated people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds and people who identify as sexuality and gender diverse throughout the Perth metropolitan area.
As a volunteer, you will be giving your time to do something useful, without getting paid (apart from travel expenses). In return you'll get the satisfaction of time and effort well spent. In addition, volunteering can be a great way to meet new people, practice a foreign language, learn new skills and gain useful experience.
Volunteering is an activity for everyone, regardless of age, gender or ethnicity.
There are a number of very positive benefits of volunteering for the Visiting Angels Program:
Volunteers are matched with individuals based on the preferences of the older person (e.g the older person may want someone who speaks a particular language, is from a particular age group, etc.). Umbrella will organise the match between the older person and the volunteer and will provide support and training.
All volunteers will need to obtain a Police Clearance Check (Umbrella will pay for this) and agree to a minimum arrangement of making a fortnightly visit with the older person. Umbrella will arrange the match so that the volunteer and client live in the same locality.
For more information and to obtain an application form contact Henrietta on 9275 4411, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Facebook profile.