CentaCare Wilcannia Forbes has launched its recently adopted Volunteer Strategy.
The strategy provides the opportunity for volunteers to work with CentaCare to deliver services.
Chief Executive Officer, Phil Lawler says the strategy will enable community members to be part of providing CentaCare services, which will in turn benefit their own communities.
“In support of our mission, CentaCare recognises that providing volunteering opportunities through our existing programs is a means of further empowering individuals and families by giving them access to meaningful tasks while supporting their own communities.
Volunteering also allows community members, who would otherwise not get an opportunity to appreciate the challenges faced by those who are less fortunate, to understand and support these fellow community members with a view to creating unity and social cohesion.
CentaCare is committed to strengthening engagement of volunteers by creating meaningful volunteering opportunities, promoting these opportunities among relevant groups, supporting and recognizing volunteers while introducing initiatives to retain these volunteers,” Mr Lawler said.
CentaCare’s Volunteer Strategy outlines the objectives, key strategies and action plans that CentaCare will undertake to meet its commitment for volunteering.
Volunteers will be used to enhance the work of the professional team but will not be used in the place of a paid employee. Volunteers engaged by CentaCare will be afforded appropriate training, supervision and support and afforded the same treatment as paid employees of the agency.
To express interest in volunteering, contact CentaCare’s Human Resources team at CentaCare’s Corporate Services office in Forbes on 6850 1788 or visit centacarewf.org.au/contact and submit an enquiry.