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Interested in Volunteering? come join our team of over 100 volunteers.
We currently have vacancies for
gardeners and social support workers  
Call now for an information pack  02 6628 8806

VOLUNTEERING 

HART Services has a great team of volunteers who make a real difference in the life of our Clients. Volunteers are at the heart of our service and through their generous gift of time they enable a better quality of life for others.

Being a Volunteer can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience, it can:
Ø  bring fun and fulfilment to your life
Ø  build self-confidence
Ø  be a way of meeting new people
Ø  keep you active in the community
Ø  strengthen social and relationship skills
Ø  help maintain physical and mental health
Ø  provide opportunities to learn new skills

   Volunteering Positions  

There are several positions available:

Ø  Individual transport; driving elderly and younger people with disability to medical appointments
Ø  Social Support volunteers offer accompanied shopping, outings and friendly home visiting (Lismore area)
Ø  Assisting on buses and group outings
Ø  Aboriginal Transport Program Community Bus Drivers
Ø  Gardeners, helping maintain peoples outdoor areas.  

 Interested in Volunteering?  

Contact our Administrator
Maria Gillam on
Phone 02 6628 8806 or
complete the volunteer contact form and we will be in contact with you as soon as possible.


Here’s what some of the volunteers have said about volunteering for HART Services..

“I’m always treated with respect (by the HART Services Team)”
“I like to help others because one day I know it will be my turn to need help”
“The HART Services Team is always very caring and concerned about the individual”

What Clients have said..

"We enjoy the social interaction with the other passengers and love the good humour, care and attention we receive”
"The drivers are magnificent"
"I do not know how I could live without your social support"
"Kind deeds change lives, what would I do without you"
"Drivers are so helpful at getting me in and out of the vehicles, an excellent service and good company"

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  Able Gardens Volunteers 

Are you interested in gardening? Do you have one morning a month to spare? Then why not become an Able Gardens volunteer.

HART Services' Able Gardens creates low-maintenance gardens and outdoor areas for seniors and people with a disability to enjoy, despite any barriers they may have.
Being able to successfully care for and maintain the yard and garden can be a pivotal factor in enabling people to stay in their own homes.

What would you do as a volunteer? 

Work may be different for each volunteer depending on your interest, experience and fitness level.
Duties could include:
Ø  Weeding                  Ø  Accompanying a client to a nursery
Ø  Planting                   Ø  Rubbish/green waste removal
Ø  Mulching                  Ø  Pruning.

 Social Support Volunteers 

Social Support volunteering is on a one to one basis and may involve offering friendship and practical assistance to those in our community who are socially isolated e.g taking a Client out on a social activity such as morning tea, lunch, shopping, banking or other appointments.
It may involve just spending time visiting a Client in their own home, providing companionship or helping them to write a letter.

  Group Services 

We provide both Social and Shopping Bus services and have volunteer roles for Bus Drivers and Client Assistants.

Some outings are fortnightly while others are once a month. So if you have some time to spare on that basis we would love to hear from you!

Shopping buses operate in Casino, Lismore and Kyogle.

Social Outings are great fun and include activities such as:
Ø  Mixed Social Outings
Ø  Women's Outings
Ø  Men's Outings
Ø  Carer's Outings
Ø  Short Outings for those who may have difficulty with a full day.

 Medical Transport Drivers 

It is up to each driver how often they drive. Some drivers drive on a particular day each week, others offer occasional driving.

HART Services provides local transport as well as long distance individual trips, the driver determines if they are available for long distance trips e.g. the Gold Coast or Brisbane or would prefer only local trips.

Fleet vehicles are predominately Ford Mondeo wagons. 

When drivers do use their own vehicles they are reimbursed for fuel. 

 ATP Community Bus Drivers 

Volunteering as an Aboriginal community bus driver is giving something back to your community. It's about transporting community members to an array of outings, sporting and social events and most importantly Elders outings.

It's about transporting youth after school and on weekends. Youth enjoy getting out and about and participating in sports and attending youth events.

The more volunteer community bus drivers each community has, the more buses can be utilised on a regular basis. 

Volunteer community bus drivers make a real difference to so many.

If you would like to find out more you can talk to Lesley Mye our ATP Development Officer on 02 6628 0260.

 

 

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