We love our volunteers, and we couldn’t possibly operate without them.
Our volunteers play a huge part in the day-to-day running of the centre. They donate their time to provide a range of community programs and to help with administration and governance duties.
We wish to provide volunteer placements that are rewarding, fulfilling and are relevant to the strengths and passions of the community.
We support the Statement of Principles created by ‘The Centre for Volunteering’ and the NSW state Government.
Mutual Obligation – Volunteering with Centrelink
We provide mutual obligation placements here at BNC, offering several different volunteer positions:
- Community Gardening
- Cleaning, Hall and grounds maintenance
- Computer tutoring
- Other roles are available – what are your skills? What would you like to do? Come and speak with us.
Unfortunately we do not offer mutual obligation placements in the Men’s Shed at this time.
- Volunteering underpins our society, binds us together and contributes to strengthening our community.
- It is a rewarding way to participate in and with the community
- It is a matter of choice undertaken by free will
- It has designated volunteer positions and does not replace paid workers
- It can be done to satisfy mutual obligation requirements to receive pensions and payments and
- It is unpaid but oh so rewarding!
Staying connected to your community is vitally important to living a healthy lifestyle and volunteering is one way to do this. At Belmont Neighbourhood Centre we have plenty of opportunities to help you find the right reason to Volunteer- the Management Board, sub-committees, group leaders, computer tutors, shed supervisors, maintenance workers, community gardeners… We have people volunteering for many different reasons, but the common key is everyone wants to contribute to the wider Belmont Community.
We aim to meet the needs of individual volunteers by matching specific roles and tasks with the individual’s skills, passions and availability. At Belmont Neighbourhood Centre, we aim for a respectful and supportive environment for all our volunteers to work.
How do I join up as a volunteer?
If you are interested in a volunteer role here at BNC call us on 4947 0031. Firstly, we will book you in to see the Hunter Volunteer Centre who will conduct a no-pressure interview with you, to identify your skills, experience and interests. The Hunter Volunteer Centre can advise you of the current volunteering opportunities across the hunter region.
Volunteering roles for the Belmont Neighbourhood Centre are subject to availability. The Hunter Volunteer Centre or Belmont Neighbourhood Centre Staff can advise you of roles that are currently vacant.