Welfare Programs – No new recruitment until 2017.
As the end of the year is fast approaching, we no longer require new volunteers for 2016.
However, when we reopen for the new year on January 3rd, I will be more than happy to take expressions of interests from potential new volunteers at this time.
Referral of clients to the Welfare Volunteer Programs is on a case-by-case basis, meaning that demand can vary month to month.
Clients can ask for support in the following areas:
· Adult Literacy: Assisting adult clients to improve their English language skills.
· Citizenship Assistance: Supporting clients through the citizenship booklet, online test training, and to help prepare clients for the Citizenship Test.
· Companionship Support: Social visits to prevent or respond to feelings of isolation.
· General Home Assistance: Helping families with the day-to-day skills or urgent needs in the home.
· Driving Supervision: Providing supervision of a learner driver using client’s own car. This program operates only if a client has use of their own vehicle and they must provide proof of registration, insurance etc.
However, in the new year, we expect the major areas of support to be Citizenship Assistance and Driving Supervision.
Once we have a number of clients wanting assistance, I will send out an email to potential volunteers outlining each role. These mail-outs usually occur once a month. All you need to do is let me know if any of the roles are of interest. If you are successfully matched with a client, we will then make a time for registration and induction. Once your registration paperwork is complete, you will then be placed with the client. As a volunteer with NSS, you will be fully supported and will have access to numerous training and social opportunities throughout the year.
If you’re interested in volunteering for the Welfare Programs, please get in touch with me via phone or email in the new year.
(Volunteers Coordinator - Welfare Programs)
Office Hours: Monday and Tuesday 9 to 4pm.