genU Karingal St Laurence


Volunteers make us a better genU

We LOVE volunteers here at genU and we are extremely fortunate to be supported by 400 volunteers across our service delivery programs!

Do you love meeting new people, and want to be apart of something truly rewarding?

Are you are looking for the perfect way to gain industry experience, and get that dream career?

If the answer to any of these questions is YES, then please apply to volunteer with us!

Our Volunteer Coordinator will meet with you to chat about your ideals and seek out a role that best suits your lifestyle and motivations to volunteer.

 

genU Volunteers Lead: Emily Learey

genU Volunteers Coordinator: Madelaine Kirwan

genU Volunteers Administrator: Angela Fortune

Phone: (03) 5282 0038

Email: volunteers@genu.org.au

How to apply: Click on the FILL IN APPLICATION tab and we will contact you!

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Administration Volunteer Assistants

Location:

  • East Geelong VIC 3219
  • Lara VIC 3212
  • Norlane VIC 3214

About:

Across some areas of genU, we really benefit from having volunteers skilled in administration to support our staff to keep up with the demand!

We have supported a high number of administration volunteers to gather real life experience, often resulting in their succession into a paid position.

Current Vacancies:

  • Lara
  • East Geelong
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Eastern Hub Volunteer Administration Assistant 1
ICT Administration Assistant 1

Allied Health Day Therapy Programs

Location:

  • Lara VIC 3212

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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Nutrition Program Assistant 1

Bayside Mornington Peninsula Volunteering

Location:

  • Rosebud VIC 3939

About:

Do you live within the Mornington Shire or close by? And would you love to get involved in rewarding volunteer roles that truly make a difference to our clients?

Activities range from indoor to outdoor, music therapy, art and craft, adventure, community inclusion trips, and gardening groups.

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Centre Based Volunteer 1
Nursery Based Volunteer 1
Participate Konnections Program 1

Bite-sized Event Volunteering

Event volunteering is a fantastic way to get involved especially if your availability is limited! Volunteering with us for events is fun, rewarding, and memorable! genU hosts a number of events each year within the Geelong Community. See our listings to look through where we need volunteers for events.

We support you to apply, complete an easy online police check, and also chat with the relevant event organiser prior to the event so you have a good understanding of what help is needed and what your role would include.

Please sign up for an event if you can commit to the time of year specified!

Thank U

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Pako Festa Volunteer 1
St Laurence Christmas Market 1
Work Place Big Day Out 1

Business Enterprises - Geelong Region

Location:

  • North Geelong, VIC 3215

About:

genU Business Enterprises (formerly Karingal Kommerical and St Laurence Disability Enterprises) is an Australian Disability Enterprise and an initiative of genU based in Geelong and Colac. Enterprises provides employment for people with a disability in a supportive work environment, all while operating to the highest commercial standards.

We have a number of business enterprises across Victoria including:

  • Seasons Café and Catering Services
  • Outsourced Business Tasks
  • Landcare
  • Gourmet Hampers Production
  • 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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Business Task Assistant 1
Document Destruction Assistant 1
Gourmet Hampers Assistant 1

Colac and District Volunteering

Location:

  • Colac VIC 3250

About:

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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Volunteer Colac Administration Assistant 1
Volunteer Colac Participate Assistant 1

Costa Aged Care Facility

Location:

  • Lara VIC 3212

About:

Our Residential Aged Care Residence, Costa House, 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 staff to deliver personalised care and support on a daily basis.

Current Vacancies:

  • Animal Care Farm
  • Kiosk Assistant
  • Kitchen Assistant
  • Hydrotherapy
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Care Farm Animal Assistant 1
Companionship Assistant 1
Leisure Activities Volunteer 1
Literature Program Assistant 1
Tea Trolley Assistant 1
Visiting Program Assistant 1
Walking Group Assistant 1

Disability & Social Engagement Services

Locations:

  • Belmont
  • Bellarine
  • Corio
  • East Geelong
  • Geelong
  • Geelong West
  • South Geelong

About:

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.

Current Vacancies

  • Adventure & Recreation Program
  • Numeracy and Literacy Classroom Support
  • My Community Support Groups (Men and Women Program)
  • Art Exhibition Assistant
  • All Things Food Assistant
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Adventure & Recreation Assistant 1
Bellarine Connections Assistant 1
genU Training Assistant - Geelong Campus 1
Karingallery Art Assistant 1
My Community Mens Program Assistant 1
MyCommunity Womens Program Assistant 1
MyPATH Assistant - Corio 1
MyPATH Gardening Assistant - Corio 1
Participate Activities Assistant - Central 1
Participate Activities Assistant - Eastern Hub 1
School Leaver Employment Supports Assistant 1

Social Support Services - Community Aged Care

Locations:

  • Geelong
  • Lara
  • Ocean Grove

About:

For older people living in the Geelong community, our social support volunteer program DoCare matches and coordinates volunteers who provide one-to-one social support, regular contact and companionship.

To help create and maintain community links, our services include:

  • Home visiting
  • Home library
  • Social outings
  • Social support

Our Respite Services offer a wide range of important services to clients and their families living in our community through day and overnight respite services.

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DoCare Planned Activity Group Assistant 1
DoCare Social Support Volunteer 1
Program Activities Assistant - The House 1
Program Activities Assistant - The Lodge 1

Volunteer Driver Positions

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

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.

Click "sign-up" against one of our listed positions!

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DoCare Volunteer Bus Driver 1
MyCommunity Bus Driver 1
Volunteer Courier Driver 242 12/14/2018 6/29/2020

Wyndham and District Volunteering Opportunities

Location:

  • Werribee VIC 3030

About:

There are numerous ways volunteers can get involved across the suite of services offered during the week for our clients:

  • Adventure Program
  • Woodwork
  • Cooking
  • Computers
  • Numeracy and Literacy
  • Administration
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Adventure & Recreation Assistant 1
Wyndham Participate Assistant 1