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ORGANISATION  CONTACT  PHONE  VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 
Lourdes Hospital Kylie Hacker
khacker@chcs.com.au
6841 8531/8500 Wellness programs at the David Palmer Centre for health goals. Help Home Club Day Care clients or hospital patients. Activities: listening, crafts, beads, bus driving, hand massage, reading, gentle exercise, art & music, garden, events, chapel, computers, hospitality, games or office help.
Meals On Wheels Peter English
lee.ford@dubbofs.ngo.org.au
6882 4083 Deliver meals to frail, aged, sick and those with disabilities and their carers in our community. Required for between 1-1½hours at lunch time, Monday to Saturday, once a month or more often if requested.
Administration assistance also appreciated.
Australian Red Cross
Western Region
www.redcross.org.au
6884 7057 Volunteers are always welcome to help coordinate the many services of the Red Cross throughout our region. Volunteer programs include Telecross -reassurance calls; Hands On - in nursing homes; Good Start Breakfast Clubs in schools; Youth Programs; Emergency Services & First Aid. 
Dundullimal
(National Trust) 
Rae Ayling
dubbont@tpg.com.au 
6884 9984 Volunteers support the National Trust at this historical site.Volunteers provide information to visitors, assist with delivering schools programs & children’s activities, gardening, maintenance & café service. 
Mentor Program
(The Smith Family) 
Sheree Smith
Sheree.smith@thesmithfamily.com.au 
68818032  Volunteers mentor a school student during school hours, helping to build self esteem and resilience. Students and mentors may also work together to identify a career path. Volunteers receive free training before joining the Mentor Team. 
The Smith Family
LFL Program 
Lynne Draper
Lynne.draper@thesmithfamily.com.au
Dawn Napthali
Dawn.napthali@thesmithfamily.com.au
6882 7468

68816051 
Volunteering opportunities in office administration, Literacy programs and Learning centres where volunteers assist students with homework and reading.
Dubbo Neighbourhood
Centre
www.dnc.org.au

 

info@dnc.org.au  

6882 2100 Provide basic reception and administration duties including answering telephones, taking messages, photocopying and faxing when needed. Computer skills are not necessary!
Community Visitors Scheme (CVS)
www.dnc.org.au

Gwen Yelverton 

gwencvs@dnc.org.au  
                   

6882 2100  One on one visiting of a resident at an Aged Care Facility, sharing time and interests.
Volunteers visit generally half an hour, once/fortnight or join the resident with special activities/outings 
Baptist Community Services
Social Support  
Janice Trumper
JTrumper@bcs.org.au
6884 9306  Volunteers may be involved with one on one companionship visits, assist with shopping, post, bill paying, telephone support, accompany clients to small group activities, reading, non medical related transport for the frail, aged, people with disabilities and their carers in the community. 
120 Countdown Program
www.uniting.org
Candice Golding
cgolding@uniting.org
0437530159

120 countdown program is a program coordinated by Uniting that assists young learner drivers who are facing significant barriers to gaining the mandatory 120 hours of driving hours before applying for their provisional drivers licence.

The 120 program matches learner drivers with fully licenced volunteer mentors who can provide driving practice and youth mentoring in a fully maintained Uniting vehicle until they accumulate 120 hours of driving experience.

 

We are seeking Volunteers whom are fully licenced drivers, who are available to help Dubbo and Wellington young people.

We need people who can give us at least 2 hours a week to be matched with a young person.

They also must pass our Uniting police and working with children checks, and have good driving skills, with an interest in helping disadvantaged people in the community.

We supply all the training a share pool of cars to use which we fully maintain, all we need from our mentors is their time and experience.

This is a fantastic opportunity for those who want to help keep our New drivers and community’s safe on the roads we are looking for as many mentors as we can find and have application packages waiting at the 120 countdown office to be picked up or sent out to all who is  interested.


Dubbo Macquarie River Bushcare  Mary Kovac
dubbobushcare@yahoo.com.au 
6881 1250  Local volunteers learn about the importance of their river and carry out: planting, weeding, rubbish removal, design & install interpretive signs along both sides of the river.
 
Zoo Friends Volunteers  Belinda Nugent
bnugent@zoo.nsw.gov.au 
6887 8345  Assist the Zoo by being guides on early morning walks or at enclosures during busy holiday periods, take coach tours, do animal watch observations, monitor water quality. Need to do a 4km walk. 40hrs of training in animal & Zoo knowledge and guiding skills are provided. Must be a Zoo Friend member 
Dubbo Visitors Information Centre  Jacki Parish
Jacki.parish@dubbo.nsw.gov.au
6801 4450  The Dubbo Visitors Centre recognises the importance of volunteers to the visitor experience. “City Image Ambassadors” as they are formally titled are valued for providing customer focused services and for adding value to Dubbo’s reputation as a premier holiday destination.