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If you would like to experience the rewards of volunteering and make a positive difference to the lives of people with a disability, their families and carers, please contact our Customer Connections team on 1300 372 121 or email volunteers@dsa.org.au

Volunteering

 

Every year caring supportive people donate their time, skills and talent towards making a difference to the lives of people with a disability. You can make a difference too!

DSA is always looking for passionate and enthusiastic individuals to participate in a wide variety of activities to contribute to our mission.  

What can you get out of volunteering?

Volunteering with DSA gives you the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of many people with disabilities. You will also meet people from diverse backgrounds, who like you want to give back to the community. You may have the opportunity to work with them and share experiences. It would also give you an opportunity to make use of and grow your many talents.

The time, talent and expertise offered by our volunteers is a truly valuable resource and one which we seek to manage efficiently and responsibly to ensure your time with us is enjoyable and rewarding.

All Volunteers will receive the specific training necessary to carry out tasks effectively and safely.

What you should think about before choosing a volunteer role?

To ensure that you have an enjoyable and rewarding volunteering experience with DSA we suggest you consider the following when you make the decision to commit your time and talent:

  • Your interests – It is important that the choice of your volunteer role is driven by your interests. A role which is compatible with your interests is bound to lead to a more rewarding experience.
  • Your availability – Volunteer roles at DSA differ in terms of the commitment and location required. Some roles may require you to be committed for a longer period of time compared to others. It is important that you choose a role which would fit in with your schedule and for a period of time you can commit.
  • Ability to travel – Consider how far you can travel to volunteer and the mode of transport. Choose a role which is available within the radius you wish to travel to.

What do I need to volunteer with DSA?

Volunteers will be selected on the basis of their ability to meet the role requirements of each position. All DSA volunteers must be at least 18 years old and be willing to complete a Police Check and a working with children declaration.

Types of roles for Volunteers with DSA

  • Production Volunteer – working side by side with people with a disability in our factories
  • Work readiness mentors - sharing skills and experience with young jobseekers
  • Drivers - to assist with pick up and drop off, and community visits
  • Community visitor volunteers - providing companionship and friendship
  • Pampering - offeringa range of pampering services to families and carers
  • Administration support, cooking, healthy living, social program assistants and more!
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Contact  
Whether you are retired, looking for work or just keen to commit some of your time out and about in the community –
we would love to hear from you!
Contact: Customer Connections
Phone:   1300 372 121
Email:     volunteers@dsa.org.au
Last Modified: 20/06/2016 11:25 AM