Volunteering

 Want to help us!

Become a volunteer

Becoming a volunteer at the Blind Welfare Association will provide our members with greater independence and quality of life, but a volunteer will experience great benefits as well.

Volunteer holding a rabbit

I want to volunteer.

“It is one of the most beautiful compensations in life that no person can sincerely try to help another without helping themselves.” Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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If you would like to know more about volunteering at the Blind Welfare Association, please continue reading.

Why Volunteer at BWA?

  • To assist people who are blind maintain their independence, dignity and quality of life.
  • It will make you feel good about doing something for others.
  • You will make new friends.
  • You will learn more about the Blind Welfare Association.
  • You will be supporting a not-for-profit organisation.
  • You will gain additional skills to add to your resume and learn something new.
  • Be part of something you really care about and make an impact on people lives.

What can I do to help as a Volunteer?

We have opportunities for volunteering at BWA in our Social Centre located at 1 Cameron Ave Gilles Plains, and within the wider BWA community.

  • Marney Pearce Tech Lounge Computer Support
  • Craft Assistant
  • Activity Assistant
  • Drivers – 12 seater buses and vehicles
  • Kitchen Staff
  • Grounds Maintenance
  • Friendly in home visits to members
  • Outing support- Shopping, Medical, Social, Transport
  • Reading Correspondence
Hands upon Hands

Helping hands.

Becoming a Volunteer

To become a volunteer is simple.

  • Call our office on the number below to discuss your interests and availability for an interview.
  • Complete a Department for Communities and Social Inclusion screening for working within the Disability and Aged Care Sector.
  • Undertake a short two hour Sight Guide Training course with BWA.
  • All of this can be arranged by BWA, so give us a ring.

If you wish you can complete and print our Volunteer application form
and drop it in to our office at 1 Cameron Avenue
Gilles Plains or post the completed form to PO Box 163,
GREENACRES SA, 5086 or, we do have a on-line Volunteering application form

You can be part of our great team of Volunteers at BWA for further information just contact our Volunteer Officer, Jackie by telephone on 8367 6088 or email volunteers@blindwelfare.org.au

For volunteering in the Southern Adelaide area please contact  our Southern Services Coordinator, Tracy Reed  on 8556 6228 or email treed@blindwelfare.org.au