Becoming a Volunteer
Volunteers are people who choose to donate their time and expertise to work in programs and activities within the community.
Our latest newsletter and volunteer vacancies can be found on our Publications and Volunteer Vacancies pages. Refer to the links under Further Reading.
Click on the links below for further information:
- Who can become a volunteer?
- What is required to become a volunteer?
- What do volunteers at Dianella do?
- How many days a week does the volunteer program run?
- Where are the volunteer programs located?
- I'm very interested in becoming a Volunteer. Who do I contact to make an enquiry?
Who can become a volunteer?
Anyone who has a skill, talent and the time to donate towards enhancing the delivery of a program or activity offered by Dianella.
Volunteering also provides opportunities for people who are also looking for relevant experience as part of their studies or to gain further experience to enhance future career options.
What do I need to become a volunteer?
Anyone wishing to participate in our program will undergo an interview process.
You will also need to meet the following selection criteria:
- reference checks
- police checks
- current Victorian driver's license
- commitment to Dianella, the services we provide and to our community
- signing of Dianella's Privacy & Confidentiality Agreement and Code of Conduct
What do volunteers at Dianella actually do?
Our volunteers participate in many activities including:
- driving a mini bus or coaster bus for elderly clients of our Planned Activity Groups
- supporting staff in the Planned Activity Groups
- training to be a group leader in our self-support activities such as Chair-based exercise, Water therapy, Tai Chi or Walking groups
- peer support in groups such as My Health or Cardiac Rehabilitation
- administrative support roles
- participating in community safety programs such as the Community Register by making weekly calls to older, isolated people to check on their wellbeing
How many days a week does the volunteer program run?
The program runs five days a week providing flexible hours and days to suit your availability.
Where are the programs located?
Our programs run across three campuses in Broadmeadows, Meadow Heights and Craigieburn.
Dianella Community Health, 55 Craigieburn Road, Craigieburn
Dianella Community Health, 21-27 Hudson Circuit, Meadow Heights
Dianella Community Health, Broadmeadows Health Service, 35 Johnstone St, Broadmeadows
I'm very interested in becoming a volunteer. Who do I contact?
Our program is coordinated centrally from our Broadmeadows campus.
Our Volunteer Coordinator can be contacted on (03) 8301 67 36
Our Transport Volunteer Coordinator can be contacted on (03) 8301 6727