As a not-for-profit we rely on our volunteers to help us support the delivery of our expanding services to the most vulnerable in our community.


The benefits of Volunteering

  • Volunteers enjoy the contact with other people & meeting new friends
  • Volunteers have the opportunity to develop new skills & refresh old skills
  • Volunteering can increase your confidence & self esteem
  • Volunteers thrive on new challenges
  • Volunteers get satisfaction from doing something to make a difference
  • Volunteering can open new job networks
  • Working together Volunteers build a stronger community

What you can expect

We are sure you will enjoy your volunteer experience with us at the Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre. To support you in your role as a volunteer we will provide:

  • Access to someone you can contact for support and/or advice
  • A description of your role
  • Guidelines on how to carry out your role
  • Regular support and formal or informal supervision
  • Relevant insurance cover
  • Training to help you carry out your role
  • A safe, healthy, happy work environment and conditions
  • Respect for diversity where people are treated fairly and equally


Who volunteers – case studies

“The Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre volunteers donated a total of 17,171 hours over the past financial year

This equates to over $400,000. The HBNC would like to thank each and everyone of our volunteers who give up their time and talent to make a difference in our community and in the lives of the clients we support. There is no kinder act then helping someone else less fortunate then yourself.


Current opportunities

Our organisation has a great variety of programs and areas that you might be interested in volunteering in. Services and positions include:

  • Youth & Family Mentors
  • Kitchen & Catering Workers
  • Respite Workers
  • Community Visitors
  • TransComCare Drivers
  • Events & Marketing
  • Reception & Administration

Sometimes positions that require a specific skillset will be advertised formally and require attendance to an interview.

Jobs


The HBNC volunteers are our greatest resource. They bring skills, ideas and experiences. They are helpful, friendly and reliable and we could not function without them – they make our diverse range of teams complete.


Getting Started

Now that you have some idea about what you want to do, please contact the centre to arrange an interview. The interview is an essential part of the organisation getting to know you and determining which program you are most suitable for. It also gives you the opportunity to ask questions about the organisation to determine if we are right for you.

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