How you can help
Volunteers Add Value!
Lighthouse Disability is committed to engaging with people with knowledge, skills and experience to add value to the lives of people we support. Volunteering is a wonderful way to contribute to our community and we know that there are tangible benefits to those who give their time and expertise.
We currently have about 70 volunteers who bring a wide range of skills to improve the lives of people we support through many and varied activities.
Some volunteers choose to spend their time with people who live with a disability. This can take many different forms including reading, companionship, cooking lessons, outings and different types of recreation. Other volunteers contribute through taking on administrative tasks, helping with finance processes, gardening, painting homes and or maintenance issues.
At Lighthouse Disability, you can volunteer as little or as much time as you wish. We have a huge variety of people who volunteer; people of different ages, occupations, retired, unemployed, students, people who have lived here all their lives, or those who have arrived in Australia recently.
When you become a volunteer with Lighthouse Disability, you will be invited to be part of a comprehensive induction process, offered appropriate training and provided with ongoing support.
The benefits for volunteers include the sense of ‘giving back’ to the community, gaining experience that can assist in professional development or employment opportunities, or simply the pleasure of doing something that is clearly appreciated by another person. As a volunteer you can expect to:
- Develop new skills
- Work with positive and enthusiastic Lighthouse Disability staff
- Make friends
- Network with new people, and
- Feel good about donating your time and expertise.
We welcome your interest and encourage you to contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Diane Ashford, at firstname.lastname@example.org.