Benefits of Volunteering
The Romero Centre recognises that volunteering provides multiple benefits to the community, the individual and the service. The Centre encourages members of the community to participate in its work, in order to:
- Enable people to contribute to their community
- Provide people with the opportunity for meaningful work experience and the development of new skills & pathways
- Enhance the range of services available within the organisation
- Work towards an ever broader scope of community participation within the organisation
What can you do at the Romero Centre?
People who work with us perform all kinds of tasks to help the Centre achieve its goals. We will do our best to match your abilities, skills and qualifications, within which you may like to gain some experience, with the tasks you do.
Some examples of volunteer roles are: casework support, advocacy referral assistance, accommodation support, women’s group activities including cooking, yoga and sewing, project work, child-minding, administration, and tutoring.
*Please note the volunteer program is closed until 31 June 2013.
Volunteer Inductions + Training Sessions
Romero Centre holds volunteer inductions every two months, on site at 20 Dutton Street, Dutton Park, in addition to regular training sessions in ESL tutoring and immigration form filling.
The volunteer induction is a comprehensive information and training session focusing on the history of Romero, our client groups, asylum seeker issues, volunteer tips, cross-cultural competence and roles currently available.
Induction Dates 2013: TBA
ESL Training, hosted by Sr. Denise Laverty, 2013: TBA
Immigration Form Filling: TBA