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Volunteering Programs

Volunteering with Community Services #1

CS#1 recognises that volunteers are the life blood of a community and appreciate the vital role they play in delivering high-quality community services. We recognise and value the massive contribution our volunteers make to the success of CS#1’s programs and community events.

CS#1 is always looking for enthusiastic, skilled, community-minded volunteers to join our team and help us deliver the best information and services across the Canberra community. Our CS#1 Volunteer Rights and Responsibilities document offers more information on what you can expect when volunteering with CS#1, and also what will be expected of you.

Current volunteer positions

Community Development Programs

Food Pantry (ongoing opportunities: CS#1 provides an alternative shopping experience offering affordable food and personal items to eligible clients. The Food Pantry is run by volunteers who manage resources and provide customer service to clients. We are looking for Volunteers who are available on any days Monday to Fridays.

Please see the Volunteer Duty Statement here: Pantry Volunteer Duty Statement

Mixed Bag Singing Group (ongoing opportunities): The Mixed Bag Singing Group supports one another with a sing-along to the piano, ukelele and guitar. No requirement to be a ‘singer’, come along as a Volunteer to support the Activity Group Worker on Wednesday afternoons from 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm.

Please see the Volunteer Duty Statement here: Social Support Groups V2

Strum for Fun (ongoing opportunities): Strum for Fun Ukulele Group, join us for some musical fun. Support the Group as a Volunteer to support the Activity Group Worker on Tuesday 10.30 am to 11.30 am.

Please see the Volunteer Duty Statement here: Social Support Groups V2

Seniors Social Support Groups

We have a range of social Support Groups for our seniors:

Activities on Wheels (Mobile Library) – Joyful Moments (concerts) – Craft for Kindness – Games for fun – Movie Madness – Chinese Mystery Tour – Chair Dancing – Chair Yoga – Croatian Group – Spanish Group – Bingo – and shopping Buses.

Please see the Duty Statement here: Social Support Groups V2

Well Being Hub

Growing Healthy Kids Gardening Volunteer (ongoing opportunities): The Growing Healthy Kids project with Community Services #1, provides gardening, nutrition and parenting support to families with young children. Support the project by helping establish and maintain the garden or by sharing gardening skills and passion with families in the community.

Please see the Volunteer Duty Statement here: GHK Volunteer duty statement

Learning for Wellbeing Mentor (ongoing opportunities): The Learning for Wellbeing Mentor provides support to individuals, or small groups of students, focusing on social and emotional learning activities that are facilitated by CS#1 staff.

Please see the Volunteer Duty Statement here:  Learning for Wellbeing Mentor Volunteer duty statement 1

What you need to do

You must hold a current ACT Working with vulnerable people card to help us meet our obligations to you, other CS#1 staff and clients, and to the broader community.

Complete the CS#1 Volunteer application form and email it to people.culture@communityservices1.org. We will be in touch to further discuss your application and work out the best fit within CS#1 for your interests, skills and availability.