At Disability Sport & Recreation we are always on the lookout for good people to volunteer and support us in our mission to provide choice, access and participation for Victorians with a disability.
There are many ways you can get involved, from helping with administration, fundraising, communications and social media, to volunteering at events and to supporting us deliver our programs.
Volunteering with Disability Sport & Recreation can help you:
- Help you gain new experiences and learn new skills. These could help develop your CV, increase your employability or simply give you the chance to do something new and interesting
- Introduce you to a new range of people, helping extend your social networks and create new friendships
- Improve your health and well-being, as you get active and out and about in the community
- Provide a sense of meaning and purpose to your life by helping others and doing something important
We will assess whether you are suitable for a volunteer role within our organisation. If you are not suitable, we will contact you to explain the reasons why. If you are suitable, we will contact you to arrange an interview (this could be via phone or video) to talk about your previous experience, training, interests and skills that may help when volunteering with us. We’ll also ask you what goals and outcomes you want to achieve through volunteering with us.
We will invite you to become a member of our ‘DSR Vollies’ Facebook page. This is where we post any upcoming volunteer opportunities – both short term and long term. We encourage you to express your interest in any volunteering opportunities that you think may be suitable.
If you are assigned a volunteer role, we will invite you to a volunteer induction session. This could be a group session, or one-on-one.
Who can volunteer?
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
All volunteers must undergo a national police check when registering with Disability Sport & Recreation. These checks will be undertaken by authorised staff and are free of charge.
We also require volunteers to hold a current Working with Children check for certain programs. These checks will be renewed on expiry.
Not sure if volunteering is right for you? Have questions? Email us.
We accept limited applications for university placement students
Please speak to your supervisor and contact us directly if you wish to work on a longer term project with us as part of your university degree.