The following volunteer roles are currently available.
Massage Volunteers - Geelong
Our massage volunteers provide hand and foot massage for people living with MND. The aim of the massage is to assist with relaxation and comfort. We currently have clients in the Geelong area who are hoping to be matched with a massage volunteer who may be able to provide them with a weekly, fortnightly or monthly hand and /or foot massage in their home or place of residence.
Time required: Our experience has been that each massage visit takes approximately one hour plus travel time. Massage volunteers let us know how much time they have available – some massage volunteers visit one client each month others support a number of clients on a regular basis.
Skills required: Massage volunteers are not required or expected to come with skills in massage. MND Victoria provides training and resources to prepare volunteers for their role in hand and foot massage.
MND Friendship Group Coordinator - Werribee area
We have a number of people living with MND in the Werribee area who would like to organise to meet for regular social time together in the Werribee area. To help make this happen we are looking for someone who could act as a point of contact and coordinator for the group. The role would involve contacting group members to coordinate times and dates of get togethers and welcoming new members to the group.
Time required: The role will involve 1-3 hours per month liaising with group members as well as attending friendship group get togethers (1-2 hours) at a local venue.
Skills required: Access to email or phone to contact and connected with group members. Interest in assisting people to stay connected with others in their local community.
We are seeking an experienced hairdresser who is able to visit clients living in the North West suburbs of Melbourne to provide a trim in the comfort of their own home. This role requires volunteers to provide their own equipment and will involve travel within the area.
Time required: appointments will be organised to suit the needs of clients and the availability of the volunteer.
Relief Reception Volunteer
We still have a need for one or two relief reception volunteers. Our volunteer receptionists are our frontline at the MND Canterbury office. We are seeking to develop our small pool of relief reception volunteers, able to provide backup support to our reception team.
Time required: Reception shifts are Monday to Friday for 3.5 hours in the morning or afternoon.
Times required would vary according to occasional vacancies in our reception roster.
Skills required: Excellent communication skills. Interest in learning lots about MND Victoria and in developing office and administration skills.