Volunteering in Manly Warringah
Keep an elderly local company
War Vets Narrabeen
War Vets Narrabeen is looking for volunteers to spend time socialising with the elderly residents of its aged care facilities. Volunteers are required for one hour either once a week or fortnight, and will spend time talking, reading, playing games, sitting in the garden and/or having coffee with the residents. A current driver’s licence is preferable, as you may be required to drive a resident to a local appointment.
If you are interested, please contact volunteer coordinator Cate Archibald on 9998 2941 or 0450 811 631, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer to help restore Mermaids Pool
Save Manly Dam Bushland Community Group Manly Vale
Assist Bushcare volunteers to restore the once pristine Mermaids Pool in Manly Vale. The restoration works, which have been ongoing since 2002, are carried out on the fourth Saturday of every month from 9am to 1pm, with the next session on 26 October. Meet the group outside the UNSW Water Lab gates on King Street. For more information, head to https://www.facebook.com/SaveManlyDamBushland/
Record a community member’s life story
HammondCare Northern Beaches
If you’re a strong listener and a talented writer, HammondCare encourages you to volunteer as a biography writer for those in palliative care. You will be required to listen to clients tell their stories and record these memories and messages for their loved ones. Once completed, the biography is then printed and delivered to clients and/or their families. This is a long-term commitment, requiring the volunteer to dedicate up to 5 hours per week. The transcription and editing process can occur in the evenings, while the face-to-face interview will take place on a weekday between 9am – 4pm for one hour. Successful applicants will need to complete a national police check, organised and paid for by HammondCare. Interested parties can apply via SEEK.
Support the elderly through singing
Fresh Hope Care Forestville
Are you a talented singer with good knowledge of singing exercises and songs that resonate with the elderly? This local aged care facility is looking for singing teacher to run a singing group of older residents for one hour a week on Mondays, 2.30pm – 3.30pm. You will be giving back to the community by using your talents to encourage enjoyment and social interaction in residents. For more information phone 8573 6003.
Teach older gentleman to cook
Forest Men’s Kitchen Association, Curl Curl
Calling all passionate amateur cooks or professionals with a few hours to spare! This not-for-profit is on the look out for volunteers to help teach older men basic cooking skills in a friendly and welcoming environment. You will be required to run a regular cooking session once a month on a Tuesday, beginning February next year, with up to 10 men from the local community. Volunteers will mentor these men through preparing a two-course meal with ingredients they have purchased in advance. For more information, go to the Forest Men’s Kitchen Facebook page or email email@example.com
Head to a gig and make a new best bud
Gig Buddies Sydney
Gig Buddies matches up volunteers that enjoy theatre, art or music with a person with a learning disability and/or autism who shares similar interests. The pair then accompany one-another to events once or twice a month. Volunteers may need to help their gig buddy with practical or transport arrangements. You will be carefully matched with your buddy by the Gig Buddies team, and a team member will accompany you and your buddy on your first outing. No prior experience is needed, and all training will be provided, which usually encompasses a one-day session and police check. If you are a friendly, kind and social individual, apply at gigbuddiessydney.org