Opportunities for Volunteers

OC Connections is fortunate to be supported by a large team of dedicated volunteers who provide valuable assistance to staff and participants. Our volunteers enhance our programs, activities and culture by using their skills and experience to provide opportunities for others.

We are grateful to our volunteers who give their time so generously to support our participants. While our volunteers come from all walks of life and perform different roles, there is a common purpose and understanding to their work – and that is to help make a difference to the lives of others.

Why Volunteer?

Share skills and experience
Develop new skills
Meet new people
Support your community
Try something different
Stay involved and active
Have fun
Trial a career in disability

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

What are your strengths, skills and passions? OC Connections have a large range of services and activities that could benefit from your skills, including:

  • Supporting participants in day activity programs such as art, craft, photography, sport and computers
  • Community Friend – share a hobby or enjoy outings together
  • Helping with working bees, gardening or home maintenance
  • Assisting at recreational activities such as holidays, sporting events, concerts, the weekly disco or lunch outings
  • Fundraising support at the annual charity golf day and Christmas Tree Festival
  • Sharing professional skills

Current Volunteer Vacancies

If you are interested in learning about the many Volunteer Opportunities available at OCC, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteers@occonnections.org

Corporate Volunteering

CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS

OC Connections values the contributions of our volunteer partners who have organised and undertaken projects with the help of volunteers sourced through their company programs.  These partners include:

  • ANZ
  • Dulux
  • Caulfield Grammar School
  • CommBank
  • Church of Christ Clayton
  • Diversified Communications
  • HESTA
  • Insurance Australia Group (IAG)
  • Mazenod Panthers
  • MLC
  • Oakleigh Police
  • Oakleigh Fire Brigade
  • SYPAQ
  • Chadstone Toyota
  • Waverley Blues Football Club
  • Wendy Brooks Consulting

Does your workplace, church, or association have a volunteering program? Are you part of a team who would like to volunteer or partner with us?

Contact our Volunteer Coordinator volunteers@occonnections.org to discuss the opportunities we could create with your team.

Our Volunteers

Dulux Volunteers

In two days, over 50 Dulux volunteers painted our day support rooms at Warrigal Road.  The group worked tirelessly to make sure our participants came back after the July break to bright and new looking rooms.

Christmas Volunteers

Each year OCC relies on volunteers to help us sell Christmas Trees as part of our fundraising efforts.  2019 saw over 120 volunteers from business, schools and the community volunteer over the month long campaign.

Alyson

Alyson has been volunteering in reception at our Warrigal Road office for ten years, assisting with mail outs, laminating, marketing materials and welcoming guests to OCC

VOLUNTEER TESTIMONIALS

“Helping families select their Christmas tree was a lot of fun and knowing that all the money raised was going to such an amazing organisation was humbling and rewarding.”

David Vicino, Managing Director, Sypaq

“It was one of the best days of my working career so far” Malua Kamu, Diversified Communications on Volunteering at OCC Enteprises

RECOGNISING OUR VOLUNTEERS

Celebrating and recognising the value of volunteers is essential to OC Connections. The valued people who give so generously of their time and talents are vital to the difference we can make to the lives of so many who participate in our services and programs.

  • Ensure you understand your role and obligations through an orientation process and role description
  • Acknowledge and celebrate your contribution
  • Ask and accept your feedback on our programs
  • Offer you the opportunity for personal and professional development
  • Provide support throughout your journey

ENQUIRE NOW

If you would like to Volunteer please fill out your details below and we’ll be in touch with your shortly. Thank you

OUR STORIES

Ben

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