What are Volunteers?
“Volunteering is time willingly given for the common good and without financial gain.”
– Source: Volunteering Australia.
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.
Benefits of being a GoCo volunteer include the flexibility to choose your times and days, travelling to a variety of locations and being part of a great, supportive team.
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
What GoCo volunteers do
Volunteer roles are varied and what you will be asked to do will depend on your schedule and preferences. Some of our volunteers provide transport, either using one of our service vehicles (Forrester) or the GoCo bus. You could also help out at our social groups with things like cooking, crafts, set up, or even just having a cup of tea and a chat in a group setting or with someone who would like one on one company.
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.
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 the Gunnedah office, 80 Marquis Street, during office hours. Once we have the form, one of our friendly staff will contact you to discuss your application and preferences.