What are Volunteers?
“Volunteering is time willingly given for the common good and without financial gain.”
– Source: Volunteering Australia.
Volunteers are the backbone of the delivery of many GoCo services as part of the Commonwealth Home Support Programme. Without our amazing team of loyal volunteers, many services delivered to our clients would simply not be possible.
As a GoCo volunteer you will be helping to assist elderly and disadvantaged community members with activities like attending medical appointments, shopping trips and social functions.
Any assistance you can provide is much appreciated, GoCo volunteers are able to choose your times and days and nominate short term or long term commitments.
What GoCo volunteers do:
Volunteer roles are varied and what you will be asked to do will depend on your schedule, preferences and the GoCo office you are able to assist.
GoCo volunteers may perform the following positions depending on their location.
- Drivers – (Gunnedah, Barraba, Kootingal, Nundle)
- Companions (Gunnedah, Barraba, Kootingal, Nundle)
- Group Support (Gunnedah, Barraba, Kootingal, Nundle)
- Meals on Wheels (Barraba, Nundle)
Many volunteers’ roles are based around providing company as well as support to our clients. We try as much as possible to match up like-minded people, or those with similar interests, so that our volunteers as well as clients enjoy their experience with GoCo.
We will ask you questions about what you enjoy, your hobbies, interests and skills to help to match you up to clients and tasks you will enjoy spending time with.
What we offer
GoCo’s volunteers are the back bone of our services in Gunnedah. We have a great team and support them with:
- Regular training
- Flexible support
- Good communication
- Use of service vehicles to provide support to our clients
- Reimbursement of applicable expenses
- Volunteer Social Events
How to become a volunteer
Registering as a Volunteer with GoCo is easy. Simply fill in the Volunteer Application form and send it to [email protected]. You can also see the Volunteer Handbook for more information about volunteering with GoCo. Alternatively, drop it into your local offices in Gunnedah, Barraba and Kootingal during office hours or Nundle on Fridays between 10am-3pm. Once we have your details, one of our friendly staff will contact you to discuss your application and preferences.