Windgap Foundation is dedicated and committed to creating opportunities for growth, development and learning. In order to improve and continue delivering the best service we can, we invite you, your friends and family members to volunteer to share your qualifications, skills and interests.
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While Windgap offers an eclectic range of varied programs and activities, we endeavour to consistently improve the quality and delivery of these services. Therefore we are always open to and appreciate the assistance that is kindly offered and graciously received. From expanding on our current range of client activities to expanding on our current pool of valued, skilled and talented volunteers, every opportunity is welcomed. So come share and be part of the Windgap family.
We are currently in search for volunteers listed below:
Film & TV Experts
And any other skills you would like to share…
For more details on the volunteer roles, please click here.
The list is endless!
We welcome all walks of life to our Volunteer Program. Whether you are a business enterprise, a student or an individual with time and talents to spare, whether you are willing to donate a few hours a day, a week or month, short term or long term, your contributions will make a valuable and rewarding difference to Windgap and to the people we support.
Our appreciation extends to stay at home mums and dads, retired teachers, animal shelters, individuals juggling work and home life, schools, musicians, dance instructors, various retailers, recreational facilities, builders, painters, garden centres, small business operators, and many more.
So don’t be shy, express your interest and ideas – we would love to hear from you!
We are open to students who are interested in organising work experience or a placement to fill their time sheets and gain valuable experience in the industry. You will need to give a clear outline of your requirements and the length and timing of the placement so we can match your area of study with one of our services.
If you would like to arrange a corporate volunteering day, the Windgap Foundation would love to hear from you. You may want to host an outing for our clients, or work on a small DIY project.
So we can work around your abilities and needs:
Talk to us: (02) 8337 3600
Email us: email@example.com
Drop by: 8 Florence Avenue Eastlakes NSW 2018
Or simply fill in the quick contact form.
Why I volunteer at Windgap…
I wanted to constructively use some spare time that I had.
I had no experience of working in an organisation that supported people with intellectual disabilities. It is a great way to gain an understanding of the organisation and it is incredibly rewarding.
The best part of volunteering is…
Meeting some great people, not only Windgap’s clients, but also some incredibly dedicated and knowledgeable staff.
I look forward to…
Definitely arriving in the morning. I have never worked in an organisation where I am given such a warm welcome every day.
What I learnt so far…
People are just people.
A day at Windgap is…
Fulfilling. To work alongside someone and help them to achieve a goal and have a sense of satisfaction is incredibly rewarding.
I never imagined I would …
Make so many new friends
The best advice anyone has given me is…
Give it a go…
It’s a great way to spend some free time and it will give you some unforgettable experiences.
“It was my first time volunteering for Windgap participating for a day excursion with the client. Staff members were friendly and informative. It was enjoyable and valuable experience for me to be able to spend time with people with disabilities. It made me happy to see smiles on clients’ faces. It was an eye opening experience and I hope I will be able to see them again in the future through volunteering activities. ” -Tomomi Yamazaki (Recover Group)
“A thoroughly rewarding and enjoyable experience with the Windgap team and their clients. I would highly recommend spending the day as a volunteer with the Windgap Foundation“. – Jacqueline Milson (Recover Group)
Read about the wonderful work volunteers are doing in the field, and some of their amazing and inspirational stories
Angie is a partner of well4life – she is a trained wellness coach through Wellness Coaching Australia and a registered nurse. Rebecca is the other partner of well4life. She is a fully qualified nutritionist who has a holistic approach in the treatment of her clients. She graduated with an Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine and has a Certificate in Sports Nutrition. The mother and daughter volunteered their time and ran a nutritional workshop for the residential staff members of The Windgap Foundation. The eye opening, fantastic workshop was well received and it included consultations with our residents.
“We had very positive feedback from the staff. We hope to leave an impact on the wonderful clients of Windgap. Thanks for all staff participation and cooperation”. - Angie
On 14th December 2012, at Windgap, Coward street day programs site, we had a group of 8 IAG insurance staff volunteer their time for the day. They assisted with the implementation of 3 manageable sized vegetable/herb gardens in the backyard. The IAG team removed the overgrown “forest” located at the side of the house making way for a clear path and allowing for much welcomed sun to enter their kitchen. The gutters were cleaned out and the front yard is tidied up. The day was a success with positive feedback received from David Price who steered the project on behalf of his IAG colleagues and Coward Street supervisor Emma Bull who primarily lead the way on behalf of Windgap.The IAG team really knuckled down and were not afraid to get their hands dirty. Additionally, they also catered for lunch, donated partial funds to the purchase of plants and also donated a few extra plants on the day.
As Windgap, we would like to take this opportunity to extend a monumental thank you to IAG group general manager Nola Watson for contributing people and a financial donation to support Windgap and a special thank you to IAG volunteers: Paul Tito for having all the tools and knowing how to use them, Sejil Mistry, Jag Narayan, Nick Hough, Katherine Stainsby, Rebecca Winfield and David Price.
We would like to acknowledge and thank Coward Street supervisor Emma Bull and our learning and development coordinator Denise Deboer who worked collaboratively and effortlessly for a couple of months coordinating this day. We would also like to thank day programs manager Glen Snowden and accomodation manager Joanne D’Arcy for their unconditional support; Liam from the Growability team for ensuring the tools and equipment which Emma required were available. Without the team approach there would be no garden and no clean up.
Now, let’s just hope the garden goodies survive!