Our volunteer programs can be an incredibly rewarding experience for you, but it makes a real difference to the people we support.

By volunteering at Scope you can make a real difference to the lives of children and adults with a disability. It is also lots of fun!   We support each of our volunteers through an induction program and with ongoing training, guidance, debriefing and insurance cover.

At Scope we see the person not the disability and it is our aim to share our mission throughout the community:

 to enable each person we support to live as an equal and empowered citizen.

Volunteering is a great way to:

  • Be part of your community and help others
  • Build your work experience and career opportunities
  • Share your knowledge and expertise
  • Learn new skills
  • Have fun and meet new people

Volunteering is good for you and the community.

Who can Volunteer

We are all about creating inclusion and if you are interested in empowering people with a disability to be equal and empowered citizens then we want you!  We’re always looking for supportive and reliable volunteers, no matter how much or how little time you’re able to spare.  No special skills or qualifications are necessary.

We welcome the following:

  • Individuals
  • Families and Small Groups
  • Community Groups
  • Corporate Volunteers
  • School Groups

We do require that any volunteers who are under the age of 16 are accompanied by an adult.

In the interest and wellbeing of our clients, employees and other volunteers we also require that our volunteers hold  some checks.  Depending on where you are volunteering and for how long, we may ask you to provide:

  • A current police check
  • A Working with Children check
  • Approval for your name to be checked against the Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme list

However, do not worry!  We will provide you with all the information you need to obtain these checks!

Where to Volunteer

Lifestyle Options

Volunteering Times: Monday to Friday 10am – 3pm (excludes School Holidays) Lend a hand at one of our day services. This is where we support people to access activities and learn new skills.

Scope has over  10 Day Centres within Melbourne metro and 4 within rural Victoria.  Day Centres are services where people with a disability attend to take part in a range of activities, from cooking classes, jewellery making, painting or just  a great time for them to catch up with each other over a coffee.  Volunteers within our Day Centres join in and provide assistance with the activities whilst providing a valuable social outlet to the people we support.  If you enjoy chatting and have a creative side we definitely recommend this to you!

 

Community Inclusion

Volunteering Times: Range of times including day time, evenings and weekends

Scope’s Community Inclusion is all about getting people with a disability involved within their local and broader community.  Various actives are arranged within the community for people with a disability to attend including; sports activities, art, theatre and social groups.  If you’re into your sports, art or like having  a chat, then this is definitely the one for you!

 

Play to your strength – sharing your skills

Volunteering Times: Range of times including day time, evenings and weekends

At Scope we are all about providing the best service to the people we support.  Often volunteers approach us with various skills, from gardening, musical and creative abilities to business skills.  We have had a range of volunteers who have assisted us to create communication tools, assist in office administration and business process.  If you are interested in donating your time and expertise, let us know!

 

Event Volunteering

Volunteering Times: Range of times including day time, evenings and weekends

Scope is always holding or planning our next event!  Events are arranged to increase community inclusion for people with a disability as well as raise valuable funds for Scope to provide the best service to the people we support.  Take a look at our Events Calendar and see if there are any days or activities you are interested in.

Contact us and Start Volunteering

To become a volunteer with Scope you will need to complete a quick form, so don’t delay and click on the link button to express your interest in volunteering.

Express your interest!