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We Welcome Volunteers

AMCS values volunteers and we thank you for your interest in supporting multicultural communities. Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, contribute to the community, help others, and gain experience.

AMCS relies on volunteers ready to offer their expertise, resources and time to help us deliver much-needed services. From Board members and professionals, to students, graduates, new migrants, and anyone else who may be interested. Our volunteers are the backbone of AMCS!

If you would like to donate your time, we invite you to join our team and make a difference to the lives of so many people in the community.

Volunteer Options

Companionship – Visit seniors in their home or in a nursing home:

Volunteer and Senior

  • Commitment: Weekly or fortnightly visits required
  • Duration: Our clients really value stable and ongoing visiting arrangement so we ask volunteers if they can continue to visit for at least six months
  • Activities: Friendly visits, have a cuppa and chat, share hobbies and interests, watch TV together, share stories, read books/papers, go for a walk or participate in an outing together, exchange life experiences and ideas, other

 

General Assistance:

  • Example of potential duties: Help to collect food from Foodbank Victoria, proofreading, data entry, formatting of procedures and polices, administration, group activities, assistance for events, event photography, communications, large direct mail assistance,  other
  • Commitment: We do spend time training volunteers for the tasks required, so we ask that you advise us of the length of time you plan to stay with AMCS

 

Submission Writing:

  • Are you an experience grant writer or would you like to improve your skills in this area?
  • Could you help us with the application process to get funding from government departments, corporations, foundations or trusts to implement programs with CALD communities?
  • Commitment: will depend on submission timelines

 

Marketing Assistance:

  • Commitment: We do spend time training volunteers for the tasks required, so we ask that you advise us of the length of time you plan to stay with AMCS
  • Example of potential duties: Writing, social media, promotional campaigns, graphic design, photography, research, data entry, mail merge, phone work, video production, other
  • Experience in any of the following: Writing, CMS, Adobe CC (design, video), MS Office, Facebook (for business), Twitter, Mailchimp, photography, marketing, phone work, journalism & a can do approch to complex tasks/timeframes

Volunteers Making a Difference – Article

Luigi & Danuta

Luigi & Danuta

Australian Multicultural Community Services (AMCS) provide a number of volunteer programs that are beneficial to seniors.

The main purpose of Community Visitors Scheme Expansion is to match socially isolated seniors with AMCS volunteers who speak the same language, share hobbies and interests and like to have a chat over a cuppa.

Danuta Zdanis (87) lives in her own home in Bentleigh. Her case manager referred her to AMCS for Visiting Program in October 2014. Since 2014 Danuta has had two female Polish volunteers that she truly connected with, as they have similar backgrounds and upbringing. She was then offered a male visitor. At first, Danuta was reluctant to have a male volunteer as she didn’t think they will have much to talk about. After a few conversations with a volunteer coordinator, she agreed to meet the volunteer that was male, named Luigi. He started volunteering for AMCS with the hope of helping an Italian, French, Portuguese or Spanish resident in Australia.

It has been three months since their first meeting and both of them enjoy every minute of their time together. Luigi visits Danuta every fortnight and they always have something in common to talk about.

Danuta offered this comment, “Luigi’s visits are something that I always looked forward to very much.”

Danuta is always happy when she has visitors that she can chat with.

“With Luigi, I can chat for hours as he is not boring and we always can talk about anything and everything,” she said.

Danuta likes going back to her memories from the past and share her traveling stories with Luigi.

Luigi looks forward to each visit with Danuta as “he feels that he is needed and his role as a volunteer is much appreciated.”

Luigi and Danuta share the same views in many aspects of life, therefore each visit is unique.

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