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.
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.
About the opportunities
Windgap is dedicated and committed to creating opportunities for growth, development and learning. You can contribute and assist in many ways:
Are you handy with a wrench and able to fix a dripping tap?
Can you create an award winning celebrity hairstyle?
Can you lay carpet or maneauvour your way around a car engine?
Do you have a passion for gardening, a flare for painting or
Is there an inner Jamie Oliver waiting to be unleased?
What about sharing your fancy footwork techniques zumba style?
You can play an active role in our day program activities, including arts and crafts, cooking or barista training, sport and fitness, dance and music, drive and participate in our transport runs…
Perhaps your skills reside in another specialised area such as publicity, marketing, events coordinating or training?
The list is endless!
Who can participate?
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.
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.