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What are the benefits of volunteering?
Volunteering not only impacts the organisation you are volunteering for but you also develop new skills, gain experience in the chosen field and achieve personal satisfaction that your contribution makes a difference.
How much time do I have to commit?
Each Volunteering opportunity varies, however we will include as much information in the role description. Many roles are ongoing and only require a few hours a month, but are extremely appreciative of any assistance.
Do I have to be a member of the Credit Union to volunteer?
Some roles may be advertised specifically for members but unless noted anyone can apply for the volunteer roles promoted!
Can family and friend also register?
Anyone can register via our website
Is training required?
If training is required for a volunteer role the organisation you are volunteering will provide it.
Will I need to be interviewed?
If you are selected or short listed for the volunteering opportunity you have nominated, you may be asked for an interview.
Interviews are conducted to provide further information about the job role and ensure both you and the organisation will benefit from the experience. You may be asked about previous experiences in work and volunteering in addition to your skills and qualifications.
Am I covered by insurance?
All volunteering opportunities promoted on our website are covered with the individual organisations Public Liability and Volunteer Personal Accident Insurance.
What can I expect when I register for an opportunity?
A representative from you nominated volunteer organistion will contact you in regards to your application and advise you what steps require to be taken.
In particular roles we will issue a ‘Make A Smile’ volunteering shirt for you to keep! You may be contacted by the credit union for feedback on your experience.
How old do I need to be to volunteer?
If an age restriction is a requirement on a position we will include this in the description of the job role.
Police & Background Checks
Some roles require you to provide a police and background check (e.g. volunteering with young children).
If this is required the organisation you are volunteering for will advise you during the interview process and assist you in sourcing a police check.
I want to volunteer, but can’t find a volunteer role suitable
If you can’t find a role suitable to your skills, time or location you can contact us directly and we will ensure a local person gets in contact with you to discuss other opportunities.