Volunteering with CHIRP Community Health
Please note that CHIRP Community Health’s volunteering activities have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as programs have been temporarily put on hold. However some of our volunteers have been given the opportunity to be redeployed as phone support volunteers for people in our community who are in need of companionship and support during this period of social isolation.
Volunteering contributes to a sense of wellbeing and contentment. CHIRP Community Health is fortunate to have many volunteers assisting with a range of programs and activities including youth mentoring, tai chi group activities, strength training, supervising learner drivers for the L2P program, and as board members, and more. We are a strong advocate of volunteering as a worthy and meaningful activity which promotes a sense of fulfilment and connection with community. We regard our volunteers as a valuable part of our team in helping us achieve our vision of facilitating better health in the Mount Alexander Shire community.
“I have also found CHIRP a really good place to volunteer for ” – Tai Chi volunteer.
We aim to create meaningful roles for our volunteers and we have the procedures and policies in place to ensure your safety and wellbeing. Some ways that we ensure that the volunteer roles we have are meaningful and beneficial for the volunteer and the organisation include:
- Having clearly defined volunteer role descriptions
- Providing initial training to prepare new volunteers for their role. We also have ongoing training and upskilling opportunities for volunteers throughout their time with CHIRP
- Providing ongoing supervision with a staff ‘mentor’
- Having appropriate insurance coverage and processes in place for volunteer health and safety
- Providing an environment which is culturally safe for everyone
“Helping others really makes me happy” – L2P Volunteer
We have a range of volunteer roles, some of which are ongoing and some for a certain program or event. Search below to find out more about some of our ongoing volunteer roles.
We are always looking for new volunteers. If you would like to become a volunteer , complete the express your interest form at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, you could call us on (03) 5479 1000 for more information.
CHIRP promotes children’s safety and wellbeing, and commits to protecting children from abuse. As an employer of staff and volunteers, we value diversity and respect all people including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender and intersex people; people with a disability and culturally and linguistically diverse people.