Central Bayside Community Health Services


Adult Community Options (ACO)

Adult Community Options (ACO) is our NDIS Disability Services program, supporting individuals with a range of abilities, from independent to high and complex support needs.

Volunteers assist our ACO staff to support differently-abled clients in a range of activities both centre based and out in the community. Programs include cooking, swimming, basketball, art and craft, computer and ipad training and work skills. We have ACO centres in Parkdale, Cheltenham, Edithvale and Clayton South.

To find out more about Adult Community Options visit cbchs.org.au 

Current volunteer opportunities

Activity Support Volunteer - Adult Community Options (ACO)

NDIS services

The Activity Support Volunteer role supports ACO swimming groups, by providing clients support in the water, working as a spotter on the side of the pool and assisting clients in the changing room.

The role involves providing support to the clients in accordance with and within the philosophy with the within the philosophy of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013,  Disability Act 2006, NDIS Code of Conduct CBCHS and ACO rules, guidelines, policies and procedures.

Carer Respite Volunteer - Monthly dinner group

The Carer Respite Volunteer facilitates the monthly group dinner sessions for carers and is the main contact during the event for the carers attending the carer event. The monthly dinner compromises of carers members registered with the CBCHS carer respite program. CBCHS carer dinners provide an opportunity for carers to come together to socially connect, share information and experiences.

The Carer Respite Volunteer will assist in the sustainability of carer respite program within the local community by promoting and supporting the concepts and processes involved.

The Carer Respite Volunteer will assist new carers in joining the group and facilitate the carer dinners.

Lived Experience is a requirement for this role.

Carer Respite Volunteer - Parents Monthly Dinner

The Carer Respite Volunteer facilitates the monthly parent sessions for carers and is the main contact during the event for the carers attending the carer event. The monthly parent group compromises of carers members registered with the CBCHS carer respite program who have children (under 18 years) with a diagnosis.

CBCHS carer dinners provide an opportunity for carers to come together to socially connect, and share information and experiences. To assist in the sustainability of carer respite program within the local community by promoting and supporting the concepts and processes involved.

The Carer Respite Volunteer will assist in the sustainability of carer respite program within the local community by promoting and supporting the concepts and processes involved.

Lived Experience is a requirement for this role.

Carer Respite Volunteer - Monthly carer excursions

Volunteers play a vital role in many CBCHS programs including the Carer Respite Programs.

The Carer Respite Volunteer supports a member of the carer respite team in the facilitation of the monthly carer excursions for carers. The monthly excursions compromises of carers members registered with the CBCHS carer respite program. CBCHS carer excursions provides an opportunity for carers to come together to socially connect, share information and experiences.

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