Council seeks volunteers to support Black Rock services

8 November 2013

Bayside City Council is seeking community members with some time to spare to support the services provided at its Black Rock Activity Centre in Karrakatta Street.

The Black Rock Activity Centre operates under Council’s Social Support Program.  It provides regular activities for older residents that aim to address their physical, social, emotional and recreational needs as well as provide much needed social interaction.

Volunteers are sought for roles including kitchen and/or craft assistants, musicians, singers and drivers.

Drivers would require a current driving licence if they are interested in joining the Resident Transport Service, a service that enables Bayside’s older residents, and residents with a disability, to attend medical appointments when main stream transport is not suitable.

As part of this Service, volunteer drivers collect the older person or person with a disability from their home and drive them to the appointment and return them home again. The volunteer may also be required to wait with the person at the appointment.

Bayside community members who hold a current drivers licence, have a registered and reliable car, and can offer some of their time on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis are welcome to apply.
Volunteers will be required to undergo a Police check and will receive training and an information kit to assist them in their role.  Volunteers providing a transport service receive a fee per kilometre and any associated parking costs are reimbursed.

For further information or to apply for a volunteer role, contact Bayside City Council’s Aged and Disability Services on 9530 5023 or email volunteer@bayside.vic.gov.au.


Page last updated: 08 Nov 2013