Volunteers Add Value!
As a high quality service delivery organisation, Lighthouse Disability is committed to developing and maintaining an organisational culture that promotes choice and control, as well as the wellbeing and safety of the people we support, our staff and our volunteers.
We recruit staff and volunteers on the basis of values that are consistent with those of our organisation – respect, quality, transparency, innovation, accountability and service. Staff and volunteers play a pivotal role in improving outcomes for the people we support.
Volunteers are important because they are a strong link to the community, and they add value to the quality of life of people we support in a number of ways. One way is spending time doing things of interest with a person we support (e.g. going to the football, reading) and another is improving the environment in which people live (e.g. through gardening, maintenance or administration). Volunteers also assist with the Lighthouse Disability Boom Box Disco.
Volunteering with Lighthouse Disability involves a reciprocal relationship. In recognition of all that our volunteers contribute, we acknowledge that it is important to offer support, training, a sense of fulfilment and recognition for the tasks undertaken.
We currently have around 65 volunteers who bring a wide range of skills to improve the lives of the people we support through many varied activities.
At Lighthouse Disability, you can volunteer as little or as much time as you wish. We have a variety of people who volunteer; people of different ages, cultures, occupations, people who are retired or unemployed, students and those who just want to give back to the community. 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 email@example.com.
Lighthouse Disability is committed to engaging with volunteers, as they have a strong connection to community with knowledge, skills and experience to add value to the lives of our clients.