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1. Local volunteering opportunities 


Community Visitor

Organisation: New School of Arts Neighbourhood House

Time Commitment:  Monday to Sunday, ongoing, flexible (a couple of hours per week - any day/time to suit both you and the person you visit)

Position Description: Community Visitors Scheme is a Department of Health initiative designed to reduce social isolation of elderly people living in our community through the introduction of a volunteer visitor who shares their interests and/or background for the purpose of friendship.

Visits are usually once a week for an hour or two. We are currently looking for volunteers to visit one of two ladies - one is Lebanese and speaks Arabic, the other is Iranian and speaks both Arabic and Farsi. Both live in Carramar.

The program aims to engage young people’s strengths by building skills and experience through mentoring support.. 

Contact: Lainie Edwards

Email: lainie.edwards@nsoa.org.au

Phone: 02 6640 3812

 

Youth Frontiers Mentors

Organisation: Core Community Services

Time Commitment:  Monday to Sunday, ongoing, flexible

Position Description: Youth Frontiers is a youth mentoring program for female children and young people, aged 10-17 years in contact with the criminal justice and child protection systems in the Fairfield LGA.

The program aims to engage young people’s strengths by building skills and experience through mentoring support.. 

Email: ialjaber@corecs.org.au

Contact: Israa Al jaber

Phone: 0499 721 038

 

Education Volunteer

Organisation: Fairfield City Museum & Gallery

Time Commitment: Once a week - Tuesday, ongoing

Position Description: Fairfield City Museum & Gallery is seeking volunteers to assist delivering the Living the Past education program.

Delivered on Tuesdays in the Vintage Village, it is designed to give primary age students a glimpse into the lives of early settlers.

Opportunities are open for general volunteer & blacksmith positions, training provided. Applicants must have a Working with Children Check & up-to -date COVID-19 vaccination..

Contact: 9725 0190

Email: FCMG@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au

Fire Fighter

Organisation: Horsley Park Rural Fire Brigade

Time Commitment: Once a week. Wednesday evenings. 

Position Description: NSW RFS Brigade Member: trained as a Firefighter to fight fires and attend other emergency incidents in Rural Fire Districts.

Other roles do exist such as Communications Operators and Logistical Roles however these are based at Penrith at the Zone Office. 

Email: secretary@horsleyparkrfb.org.au 

Phone: (02) 96201386


Volunteer Male Mentor

Organisation: Mentoring Men

Time Commitment: Monday-Sunday. Flexible. 
Position Description:

Mentoring Men has available volunteer positions for men to be professionally trained to support other men in our community.

You will have the opportunity to help and guide a man in need and be a part of our organisations mission to support men in their life journey.

All men regardless of their background or beliefs are welcome to apply for our program.

Contact: Luiz Ferreira

Email: info@mentoringmen.org.au


Education/ Learning

Organisation: Warakirri College
Time Commitment: Fixed term
Position Description: Presiding officers manage the exam supervision and conduct the HSC exams at a school. A presiding officer's duties broadly include: managing a team of supervisors. managing students' exam conduct.

Please see the below website for essential requirements:
https://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/nesa/about/who-we-are/jobs/hsc-exam-superviosion-eoi

Contact: Jessica Connor
Email: jconnor@warakirricollege.nsw.edu.au
Phone: 99143221


Parks/ Environment

Organisation: Fairfield Indigenous Flora Park Volunteers
Time Commitment: Ongoing
Position Description: Don't have weed recognition skills? We can show you.
Contact: Robert Ward
Email: bobjward@hotmail.com
Phone: 0422933612 


Driving Mentor

Organisation: Gymea Community Aid & Information Service
Time Commitment: Ongoing availability. Once a week (Monday-Sunday). Flexible. 
Position Description:
The Drive Time Mentor Volunteer provides supervised driving practice to selected refugee clients. All driving practice occurs in an insured automatic vehicle.

The objectives of the program are: Improve road safety outcomes supporting driver licensing disadvantaged communities to meet the Graduated Licensing Scheme (GLS) requirements, leading to reduced crash and injury rates.

Volunteers must:

  • Have not had an at fault accident in the previous two years
  • Have minimum of 3 years safe driving record

Contact: Safwan Aldod
Email: drivetime@gcais.org.au
Phone: 0478748387


Volunteer English Tutor

Organisation: Navitas
Time Commitment: Ongoing availability. Once a week (Monday-Sunday). Flexible.
Position Description:
Tutors offer informal English language tuition to new migrants and refugees. The AMEP Volunteer Tutor Scheme helps migrants and refugees who are unable to attend AMEP English classes or who require additional learning support, with one on one lessons for 1 hour per week, face to face (online during Covid). Anyone can become a volunteer tutor, even if you’re not a native English speaker. Lesson times are flexible depending on your availability. (AMEP is funded by the Department of Home Affairs).

Contact: Marcella Aguilar
Email: marcella.aguilar@navitas.com
Phone: 9707 0264


Food Service for aged residents

Organisation: Fairfield Food Services (Meals on Wheels)
Time Commitment: Ongoing availability. Mornings, Monday - Friday. Flexible. 

Kitchen Hand

Time commitment: Weekday mornings 
Position Description:

  • Assisting in meal preparation, observing procedures as directed by Cook
  • Work together with the other kitchen staff as part of team work
  • Assisting in cleaning duties

Contact: Radhika Canchipura
Email: radhika@fairfieldfoodservices.org.au
Phone: 97286939

Delivery Driver

Time commitment: Fridays
Position Description:

  • Delivering the meals to clients
  • Must have own car
  • Out of pocket expenses (eg: Petrol) will be reimbursed

Contact: Natalie Michael
Email: natalie@fairfieldfoodservices.org.au
Phone: 97286939

Runner / Assistant Driver

Time commitment: Friday mornings, weekly
Position Description:

  • Assists delivery drivers to deliver meals on Friday mornings

Contact: Natalie Michael
Email: natalie@fairfieldfoodservices.org.au
Phone: 97286939

Administration / Office Work (Weekday mornings)

Time commitment: Weekday mornings
Position Description:

  • Assists administrative tasks in the office

Contact: Natalie Michael
Email: natalie@fairfieldfoodservices.org.au
Phone: 97286939


Animal Assisted Volunteer

Organisation: Delta Therapy Dogs
Time Commitment: Ongoing availability. Once a fortnight (Monday-Friday). Flexible.
Position Description:

  • A dog who is over 18 months and under 9 years old who is obedient and has sociable temperament
  • A volunteer who enjoys talking with people of different background with their dog
  • A volunteer who has two hours to volunteer fortnight. 

Email: info@deltatherapydogs.org.au
Phone: 02 97977922


Driving/Community Transport

Organisation: Young Adults Disabled Association Inc 
Time Commitment: Ongoing availability. Tuesday-Sunday. Flexible.
Position Description:

  •  We require someone who hold an LR license to drive one of our mini buses. This includes picking up/dropping off clients from homes to our centre. All addresses are in Liverpool/Fairfield LGA's

Contact: Buffy McDonald 
Email: yada@yada.org.au
Phone: 0421341159  


Mentoring/Assisting - Volunteer Tutors

Organisation: Story Factory
Time Commitment: Ongoing
Position Description:

  • Mentoring and supporting young people from under resourced communities.
  • Volunteer tutors sit alongside our young people to support them to write stories of all kinds, which we are published by Story Factory.
  • Workshops run in schools and community groups in and around Sydney and western Sydney.

Contact: Thuy Giang
Email: volunteer@storyfactory.org.au
Phone: 0477 802 552


Committee/Board Members

Organisation: Nakango Vision Multicultural Integration Community Services
Time Commitment: Ongoing/Once per week/Saturday 
Position Description:

  • Board Chair required to work with company CEO, as well as be a mentor and advisor for Board of Management.

Contact: Rev. Navazu Ozegbe 
Emailnavazu.nakangovision@gmail.com
Phone: 0402 561 305


Heritage Educator

Organisation: Fairfield City Museum and Gallery (Fairfield City Council)
Time Commitment: At least one day per week during school terms, Tuesday/Thursday (for at least one year)
Position Description:

  • Delivery of Fairfield City Museum and Gallery's Living the Past, education program.
  • Volunteers require an interest in history and a willingness to be part of small team who are dedicated to providing rich educational experiences for children.
  • Working with Children Check is required.

Contact: Carmel Aiello
Email: fcmg@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au
Phone: 97250190


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2. Join the Volunteer Register

Are you looking for opportunities to volunteer? This page lists volunteering opportunities in the local area. If you don't see something suitable below, we would still like to hear from you! Click the button below to register as a volunteer:

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3. List a volunteer opportunity

Do you have a local not-for-profit organisation with volunteering opportunities? We would like to hear from you. 

Fairfield City Council is listing volunteering vacancies on behalf of local organisations. We aim to help connect volunteers with not-for-profit organisations and community groups who deliver important services. To post a volunteering opportunity on this page, please complete our form:

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4. Volunteer Recognition Program

Are you a Volunteer/Community Group or Organisation that has volunteers that you would like to recognise? Register their details below for a certificate of appreciation from Fairfield City Council. 

Fill their details in the form before Monday, 15 August 2022.

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