Dubbo Volunteer Network

Volunteering in Dubbo

“Why Volunteer?”



Note volunteers may be subject to a National Police Check and Working with Children Check depending on role. See organisation contact details below, for all other inquiries Contact Us


Volunteering opportunities:


ORGANISATION  CONTACT  VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 
Dubbo Neighbourhood
Centre | Connecting Community Services: 
www.dnc.org.au
Call or email and ask for a
Volunteer Pack
info@dnc.org.au 
6883 2300
- Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) - Volunteers visit older Australians in their homes.
- Wingewarra Activities Centre (WAC) - Youth volunteers will assist the Youth Workers at the WAC Youth Centre (operates Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings).
- Be Connected Digital Mentors - deliver digital skills mentoring support to older Australians in a small group setting or one-on-one.
Connecting Community Services: Community Visitors Scheme (CVS)
Diane Cameron
dianec@dnc.org.au
www.dnc.org.au
6883 2300
Community Visitors Scheme (CVS)
One-on-one visiting with older Australians living in their own home who are socially isolated or lonely.  

Volunteers generally visit for about half an hour once a fortnight. 
Justice Advocacy Service (JAS):
A Service of IDRS
Monica Perrie
monica@idrs.org.au
0407 893 071

Justice Advocacy Service (JAS) Volunteers are people within the community who want to give back to their community or provide help to people around them. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge. JAS Volunteers range from retirees to university students to stay at home mums and dads. It does not matter what your skills, experience, and qualifications are, JAS will provide a comprehensive induction, training and support program.  A JAS Volunteer supports victims, witnesses, suspects/defendants with cognitive impairment at police stations, court and legal appointments.
JAS Volunteer Application Form link
JAS About the service Information Fact Sheet
Lourdes Hospital Genelle Reid
lourdesadmin@chcs.com.au
6841 8500
Wellness programs at the Lourdes Hospital for health goals. Help hospital patients. Activities: listening, crafts, beads, hand massage, reading, gentle exercise, art & music, garden, events, chapel, computers, hospitality and games.
Meals On Wheels admin@mealsonwheelsdubbo.org.au
6882 4083
Delivering meals to clients of 65 years or over, Aboriginal clients of 50 years or over and their carers in our community. All you need is a space hour or so once a week, fortnight, month or quarter. www.mealsonwheelsdubbo.org.au/
Australian Red Cross
Western Region

www.redcross.org.au
6884 7057
Volunteers are always welcome to help coordinate the many services of the Red Cross throughout our region. Volunteer programs include Telecross -reassurance calls; Hands On - in nursing homes; Good Start Breakfast Clubs in schools; Youth Programs; Emergency Services & First Aid. 
Dundullimal
(National Trust) 
Greg Marginson 
dundullimal@nationaltrust.com.au
6884 9984
Volunteers support the National Trust at this historical site.Volunteers provide information to visitors, assist with delivering schools programs & children’s activities, gardening, maintenance & café service. 
The Smith Family
LFL Program 
Dawn Redding
dawn.redding@thesmithfamily.com.au
6882 7468
Volunteering opportunities in literacy programs and Learning centres where volunteers assist students with homework and reading.
Baptist Community Services
Social Support  
Janice Trumper
JTrumper@bcs.org.au
6884 9306
Volunteers may be involved with one on one companionship visits, assist with shopping, post, bill paying, telephone support, accompany clients to small group activities, reading, non medical related transport for the frail, aged, people with disabilities and their carers in the community. 
120 Countdown Program
www.uniting.org
ask@uniting.org
1800 864 846

120 countdown program is a program coordinated by Uniting that assists young learner drivers who are facing significant barriers to gaining the mandatory 120 hours of driving hours before applying for their provisional drivers licence.

The 120 program matches learner drivers with fully licenced volunteer mentors who can provide driving practice and youth mentoring in a fully maintained Uniting vehicle until they accumulate 120 hours of driving experience.

Dubbo Macquarie River Bushcare Group Melissa Gray
dubbobushcare@yahoo.com.au 
Local volunteers learn about the importance of their river and carry out: planting, weeding, rubbish removal, design & install interpretive signs along both sides of the river.
 
Dubbo Visitors Information Centre  tourism@dubbo.nsw.gov.au
6801 4450
The Dubbo Visitors Centre recognises the importance of volunteers to the visitor experience. “City Image Ambassadors” as they are formally titled are valued for providing customer focused services and for adding value to Dubbo’s reputation as a premier holiday destination.