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VOLUNTEER FOR A BETTER GENU!

WANT TO GET INVOLVED?

Whether it's one-to-one support for individuals or assisting staff in group activities in your local community, our volunteers are engaged in over 100 different activities every week.  We match your interests, skills, study and experience to an activity so you can make it count for you and those who you're interacting with.

We're over 350 strong but we're always looking for new volunteers! Our volunteers come from all ages and backgrounds; generously sharing their welcoming, open and can-do attitudes with our community.

We'd love to hear from you but first let us tell you:

  • There is no cost to join our volunteer crew
  • You'll benefit from flexible hours attached to positions and location
  • We ask you for a time commitment of 6+ months so you can be trained and provide consistency of support
  • You will have ongoing support throughout your volunteering journey.

Please scroll through our positions below and then click on "Fill in an application" and submit!

 

Would you like to hear from one of our volunteers? Play the short testimonial video below!

 

Need help to apply?

P (03) 5282 0038

E volunteers@genu.org.au

 

 

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Ability - Colac

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Locations:

  • Colac VIC 3250

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We believe that neither disability nor ageing are disadvantages to be endured but challenges to be met boldly, achievements to be had and adventures in the making.

Volunteering within our disability support services is not only highly rewarding but full of fun, helping people to create their own program and achieve their hopes and aspirations!

It may be group activities led by staff, or it could be 1:1 support and mentoring.

No experience necessary, training will be provided as part of your induction. We do seek out a minimum of 6 months commitment.

 

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Current Vacancies - see below list 

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Administration Assistant - Bath Campus 1
Participate Assistant - Bath Campus 1
Participate Assistant - Queen Campus 1

Ability - Geelong

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Locations:

  • Bellarine VIC 3223
  • Belmont VIC 3216
  • Corio VIC 3214 
  • East Geelong VIC 3219
  • Geelong VIC 3220
  • Geelong West VIC 3218
  • South Geelong VIC 3220

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About:

We believe that neither disability nor ageing are disadvantages to be endured but challenges to be met boldly, achievements to be had and adventures in the making.

Volunteering within our disability support services is not only highly rewarding but full of fun, helping people to create their own program and achieve their hopes and aspirations!

It may be group activities led by staff, or it could be 1:1 support and mentoring.

No experience necessary, training will be provided as part of your induction. We do seek out a minimum of 6 months commitment.

 

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Current Vacancies - see below list 

 

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ABI Club Kitchen Facilitator 1
Adventure Program Assistant 1
Bellarine Connections Assistant 1
Carers Choir Volunteer 1
GAMER Mentor 1
James Street Gallery Assistant 1
MyCommunity Mens Program Assistant 1
MyCommunity RecLink Football Coach 1
MyCommunity Womens Program Assistant 1
MyPATH Assistant - Corio Campus 1
MyPATH Sensory Gardening Assistant - Corio Campus 1
Participate Activities Assistant - Central Campus 1
Participate Activities Assistant - East Geelong Campus 1
SLES Assistant 1

Ability - Mornington Peninsula

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Locations:

  • Rosebud VIC 3939
  • Frankston VIC 3199

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About:

We believe that neither disability nor ageing are disadvantages to be endured but challenges to be met boldly, achievements to be had and adventures in the making.

Volunteering within our disability support services is not only highly rewarding but full of fun, helping people to create their own program and achieve their hopes and aspirations!

It may be group activities led by staff, or it could be 1:1 support and mentoring.

No experience necessary, training will be provided as part of your induction. We do seek out a minimum of 6 months commitment.

 

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Current Vacancies - see below list 

 

 

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Adventure Program Assistant 1
Gamer Mentor - Frankston Groups 1
Participate Activities Assistant - Frankston Campus 1
Participate Activities Assistant - Rosebud Campus 1

Ability - Northern Metro

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Locations:

  • Epping VIC 3076 
  • Northcote VIC 3070
  • Thornbury VIC 3071
  • Reservoir VIC 3073

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About:

We believe that neither disability nor ageing are disadvantages to be endured but challenges to be met boldly, achievements to be had and adventures in the making.

Volunteering within our disability support services is not only highly rewarding but full of fun, helping people to create their own program and achieve their hopes and aspirations!

It may be group activities led by staff, or it could be 1:1 support and mentoring.

No experience necessary, training will be provided as part of your induction. We do seek out a minimum of 6 months commitment.

 

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Current Vacancies - see below list 

 

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Participate Assistant - Northcote Campus 1
Participate Assistant - Thornbury Campus 1

Ability - South West

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Locations:

  • Warrnambool VIC 3280

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About:

We believe that neither disability nor ageing are disadvantages to be endured but challenges to be met boldly, achievements to be had and adventures in the making.

Volunteering within our disability support services is not only highly rewarding but full of fun, helping people to create their own program and achieve their hopes and aspirations!

It may be group activities led by staff, or it could be 1:1 support and mentoring.

No experience necessary, training will be provided as part of your induction. We do seek out a minimum of 6 months commitment.

 

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Current Vacancies - see below list 

 

 

Activity Shifts Start End
Adventure Program Assistant 1

Ability - Wyndham

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Locations:

  • Werribee VIC 3030

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About:

We believe that neither disability nor ageing are disadvantages to be endured but challenges to be met boldly, achievements to be had and adventures in the making.

Volunteering within our disability support services is not only highly rewarding but full of fun, helping people to create their own program and achieve their hopes and aspirations!

It may be group activities led by staff, or it could be 1:1 support and mentoring.

No experience necessary, training will be provided as part of your induction. We do seek out a minimum of 6 months commitment.

 

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Current Vacancies - see below list 

 

 

Activity Shifts Start End
Adventure Program Assistant 1
Gamer Mentor 1
Participate Assistant 1

Aged Care - Geelong & Bellarine

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Locations:

  • Lara VIC 3212
  • Newtown VIC 3220
  • Ocean Grove VIC 3226
  • Geelong VIC 3220
  • Marshall VIC 3216
  • East Geelong VIC 3219

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Keeping active, independent and connected to your community – genU knows these are all important.

For older people living in the Geelong community, we offer community access and respite care!

Volunteering within our community aged care program allows you to have a positive impact on our clients whilst you get to know an older person in the community.

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Current Vacancies - see list below

 

 

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Companionship DoCare 1
Social Outings Hostess 1
The House Respite Assistant 1
The Lodge Day Respite Assistant 1

Aged Care - Mornington Peninsula

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Locations:

  • Mornington Peninsula VIC

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About:

Keeping active, independent and connected to your community – genU knows these are all important.

Volunteering within our community aged care program allows you to have a positive impact on our clients whilst you get to know an older person in the community.

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Current Vacancies - see below list 

 

 

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Staying Connected Volunteer 1

Allied Health - Geelong

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Locations:

  • Lara VIC 3212

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About:

The genU Eric Hart Day Therapy Centre offers a range of therapy services to people in the Geelong region. The individualised programs aim to improve capacity and/or prevent deterioration of function to help people remain independent, in addition to physical, psychological and social wellbeing.

The Centre provides the following therapists/therapies:

  • Occupational therapy
  • Dietician
  • Allied health assistant
  • Physiotherapy
  • Hydrotherapy

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Current Vacancies - see below list 

 

 

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Hydrotherapy Assistant 1
Nutrition Program Assistant 1

Bus Driving

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Locations:

  • Geelong & Surrounds VIC 3220

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About:

At genU we have a range of service areas that provide opportunities for volunteers to get involved - including driving positions.

We are currently looking for drivers to support our Planned Activity Groups in Community Aged Care!

If you are over 25 years of age, have a clear driving record, and a full driver licence, then we would love to talk with you about our driving positions.

You will be provided with guidance and induction prior to commencement and annual refresher training on safe bus driving practice!

If you are interested please click on the "Fill In Application" button! 

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Current Vacancies - see below list 

 

 

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Costa Excursions Driver 1
DoCare Bus Driver 1

Business Enterprises - Colac

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Locations:

  • Colac VIC 3250

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About:

genU Business Enterprises is an Australian Disability Enterprise and Social Enterprises that is an initiative of genU.

We provide employment for people with a disability in a supportive work environment, all while operating to the highest commercial standards. We are also a social enterprise, which means we are good for you and good for the wider community.

We have a number of business enterprises across Colac including:

  • Otway Kitchen 
  • Kui Plant Nursery

Volunteers offer on the job support where it is needed to help our business keep up with client demands, and help our employees with their job performance.

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Current Vacancies - see below list 

 

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Kui Nursery Assistant 1
Otway Kitchen Assistant 1

Business Enterprises - Geelong

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Locations:

  • North Geelong, VIC 3215
  • South Geelong, VIC 3220

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About:

genU Business Enterprises is an Australian Disability Enterprise and Social Enterprises that is an initiative of genU.

We provide employment for people with a disability in a supportive work environment, all while operating to the highest commercial standards. We are also a social enterprise, which means we are good for you and good for the wider community.

We have a number of business enterprises across Victoria including:

  • Seasons Café and Catering Services
  • Outsourced Business Tasks
  • Landcare
  • Sensitive document shredding service for businesses
  • Lawn and gardening services
  • Plant Nurseries

Volunteers offer on the job support where it is needed to help our business keep up with client demands, and help our employees with their job performance.

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Current Vacancies - see below list 

 

 

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Business Solutions Assistant 1
Community Nursery Assistant 1
Document Destruction Assistant 1
Packaging Assistant 1

Costa Residential Aged Care - Lara

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Locations:

  • Lara VIC 3212

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About:

Our Residential Aged Care Facility, Costa Aged Care, delivers a range of services to meet residents’ health and lifestyle needs while providing opportunities for choice and independence.

We are proud to host over 100 volunteers across varied roles that assist our leisure and lifestyle staff to deliver personalised care and support on a daily basis.

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Current Vacancies - see below list 

 

 

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Care Farm Animal Assistant 1
Companionship Assistant 1
Customer Feedback Officer 1
Flinders Activities Assistant 1
Leisure Activities Assistant 1
Tea Trolley Assistant 1
The Edge Kiosk Assistant 1
Visiting Program Assistant 1
Walking Group Assistant 1

genU Training - Geelong

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Locations:

  • Highton VIC 3216
  • Geelong VIC 3220

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About:

At genU training we believe everyone in the community should have the opportunity to quality education and training. Because a trained you is an empowered you.

genU Training (a division of the non-for-profit genU) is passionate about giving people with a disability, the long-term unemployed and our community’s most vulnerable, education and training options in our class-rooms and at real work-places.

Volunteers offer in-class support to our Foundation Course Learners.

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Current Vacancies - see below list 

 

 

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Foundation Courses Assistant - Geelong Central Campus 1
Foundation Courses Assistant - Support Hub Campus 1

genU Training - Northern Metro

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Locations:

  • Reservoir VIC 3073

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About:

We believe everyone in the community should have the opportunity to quality education and training. Because a trained you is an empowered you.

genU Training (a division of the non-for-profit genU) is passionate about giving people with a disability, the long-term unemployed and our community’s most vulnerable, education and training options in our class-rooms and at real work-places.

Volunteers offer in-class support to our Foundation Course Learners.

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Current Vacancies - see below list 

 

 

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Foundation Courses Assistant - Reservoir Campus 1

Pipsqueaks Early Learning - Lara

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Locations:

  • Lara VIC 3212

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About:

Pipsqueaks Lara is a childcare centre, early learning hub and pre-school – it’s a home away from home, with a recognisable sense of family, inclusion and encouragement. Replicating that safe haven family feeling, children gather for meals and become immersed in group learning, play and community get-togethers.

Nurturing children’s imagination, zest for adventure and creativity spark is a focus of the Pipsqueaks childcare educators as they lead them on a journey of discovery and growth.

 

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Current Vacancies

  • Coming Soon!

 

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Childcare Assistant 1

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