Volunteer with Peppercorn

Volunteering brings fun and fulfillment to your life
Volunteering is a fun and easy way to explore your interests and passions. Doing volunteer work you find meaningful and interesting can be a relaxing, energizing escape from your day-to-day routine of work, school, or family commitments. Volunteering also provides you with renewed creativity, motivation, and vision that can carry over into your personal and professional life.

So, if you’re thinking “why should I volunteer?” remember, volunteering
• makes you happier
• connects you to others
• is good for your mind and body
• brings fun and fulfillment to your life.

Kerrie, our 2013 Volunteer of the Year, says:

“Volunteering to me is giving my time & helping out others and I volunteered so I could help other people. In fact, I really enjoy the work I do plus the contact with people from all walks of life. I may go home tired at the end of the day, but it is a good tired because I know I have helped someone & learnt more about my community.”

Talk to us today about what role you could be part of as part of Peppercorn in bringing the Hawkesbury together.

What can I do as a Volunteer at Peppercorn?

Peppercorn is looking for people who can work in the following Volunteer Designated Roles. We have multiple vacancies available for most of these roles.

Community Transport Medical Driver: volunteers drive one of our vehicles and take clients to the pre booked medical appointments.

Community Transport Bus Attendant: providing support for passengers using community transport during journeys and social outings.

Community Transport Customer Service Assistant: providing administration support to the community transport team

Community Care Meals and Activities Assistant: provide support during social outings, assisting with serving of meals and drinks, guiding and supporting aged clients in Peppercorn’s programs.

Hawkesbury Leisure and Learning Centre (Richmond) Reception: providing guests and patrons attending the Centre with information about attractions, facilities, services, or activities in the Centre and in the wider Hawkesbury LGA.

Playgroup Assistants set up the rooms for playgroups, connect with parents and children who attend the sessions, support activities during the playgroup sessions, and help pack up afterwards.

LINCS Family Support Volunteers support vulnerable and isolated parents to improve family health, parenting capacity and family and community relationships through home visiting, conversations and shared experiences.

Forgotten Valley Preschools Volunteers support Peppercorn’s preschools at South Maroota and Wisemans Ferry. They interact with children during activity times, read stories, conduct music sessions, get their hands dirty with paint or playdough, and help clean up the service at the end of the day.

Front Desk Services and Reception Volunteers provide front-desk support and receptionist duties to the various hirers at Peppercorn Place and South Windsor Family Centre.
You can learn more about each of these roles in our Volunteering Handbook

Becoming a Volunteer at Peppercorn

Volunteers must be between 16 years and 75 years of age. If you want to become a Volunteer at Peppercorn, we will ask you to:
1. Choose one or more roles (called Volunteer Designated Positions) that you would like to do
2. Complete a Volunteer Service Application
3. Be interviewed and provide the necessary identification documents
4. Complete the National Criminal History Check (and supply a Working with Children Check if you choose a role with children)
5. If successful, sign a Volunteer Services Agreement
6. Sign the Volunteer Code of Conduct
7. Complete the required training for your designated role
8. Complete your orientation into your role

Links

Volunteer Application Form
Volunteer Handbook
Volunteer Code of Conduct

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You can reach us on 4587 0222 for more information or email frontdesk@peppercorn.org.au

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