Chats volunteers have the exciting opportunity to take participants on social outings near and far. Volunteer roles within Chats include hosting activities, driving the bus to pick up and drop off activity participants and having regular social calls. Chats volunteers are essential to our program and are highly valued.
Volunteering for Chats
Chats calls volunteers provide social support through making regular phone calls to participants at an agreed upon time and day.
During these calls our volunteers have general wellbeing conversation and offer opportunities for the participants to schedule an outing with the group or a 1-on-1 trip.
Chats hosts are called upon to accompany a driver on a group activity in the community setting. The host will assist with the pickup and dropping off of participants, accompany participants to the scheduled activity and assist with any participant needs whilst on the activity.
Chats drivers are those willing to take the wheel and complete multiple pick ups and drop offs in the Chats bus or car. They are responsible for safe driving practices that allow transport for the Chats participants to and from the scheduled activities both near and far. Chats driver volunteers assist the staff with the safety checking of the Chats vehicles.
How long have you been volunteering for Chats?
What do you like about it?
I always wanted to choose something that keeps me out and about, but more importantlyhelping to bring some happiness and fun into people's lives, who so deserve it.
How much time will I be committing to if I am a volunteer?
Each volunteering role will require different commitments of time however we will work around you and your availability.
What are my rights and responsibilities as a volunteer?
All volunteers are treated equally in an environment that supports diversity and are provided with procedures and practices that support the volunteer’s way of working.
Can I volunteer if I work full time?
Most of our volunteer roles are required during business hours with occasional evening or weekend activities. Please consider this when choosing to make a commitment to a volunteering role.
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