Volunteering with Us
We have many volunteers giving their time and talents, enabling us to provide a professional and caring service. In turn, many of our volunteers find personal enrichment through being part of the community of care that serves children and their families in our local community. If you would like to become a vital part of a well respected and highly regarded organisation then we would love to hear from you, as we have a range of volunteering opportunities on offer.
Initially, all enquiries about volunteering go to our Volunteer Coordinator, Margo Amundsen. Margo works on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings so please give her a call on 5625 1900 to have a brief discussion on volunteering with us. The next step is to come to Paradise Kids and have an Informal Interview with Margo. During this interview she will explain:
- The structure of the organisation and all the services provided;
- The areas of volunteering available;
- The requirements before starting;
- The mandatory training.
Margo will then show you around and give you all the required paperwork including an Application Form and possible Police Check or Blue Card depending on the area you volunteer in. The last step is to return all completed forms and participate in our Workplace Health & Safety Training held on the first Monday of each month. WHS Training Information
On the Job Training
All new volunteers will receive on the job training. No new volunteer starts without ‘buddying’ with an experienced volunteer. This is to help guide you in your new role. During this time Margo will keep in contact with you to see how you are progressing, address any issues that may arise and above all make sure you are happy in your volunteer role.
Areas of Volunteering
Paradise Kids Buddy
PK Buddies work alongside the children participating in our groups to provide each child individual support. There are specific requirements for this role. For everything you need to know about becoming a PK Buddy, visit Be a Buddy.
Male Role Models
Our Boys' Group requires Male Role Models. Like the PK Buddies, this role has specific requirements. For everything you need to know about becoming a Male Role Model, visit Male Role Models.
Paradise Kids has various needs in the areas of Administration & Reception Duties * Garden & Maintenance * Fundraising & Events * Outreach & Illness Support Help.
Simply Divine Cafe
Our cafe relies on faithful volunteers who know how to provide great hospitality. Many of our cafe volunteers have gone on to get work in cafes and while we are sad at our loss of a good volunteer, we rejoice that we can also help people on their workplace journeying. Full training is provided along with barista style coffee training.
Phone: (07) 5625 1900 (Monday * Wednesday * Friday)