The Windgap Foundation has a wide range of volunteer opportunities. We are looking for volunteers to join our community participation program. This involves encouraging and supporting our clients and supported employees to participate in social opportunities. For example, you might choose to offer to accompany a client to the library once a month, meet regularly for coffee or go to a sporting event with them.
We are also looking for volunteers who can share a hobby or interest with our clients, for example; teaching yoga, art, or knitting. If you have a skill or interest you would like to share, have patience, good communication skills and can make a regular commitment, we would love to hear from you.
Alternatively, you might wish to offer your professional skills as a volunteer. We may be able to negotiate a specific project that you can assist with, or you may wish to work in an area in which you have specialized skills. Examples include: publicity, marketing, events organisation or learning and development. We appreciate all offers of support.
If you are interested in organising work experience or a placement with the Windgap Foundation, please contact our Learning and Development Consultant on 02 8337 3632. You will need to give a clear outline of your requirements and the length and timing of the placement.
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.
Read about the wonderful work volunteers are doing in the field, and some of their amazing and inspirational stories
Gardening at Day Program Site
IAG volunteers at Coward Street
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.
IAG volunteers tidying up the backyard
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.