Why volunteer with Chorus?
Chorus offers a range of volunteering opportunities for individuals and groups, including students, community and corporate groups. Chorus volunteers work alongside team members, seniors, those living with disability or on the mental health recovery journey. Volunteers can help with gardening, home maintenance, driving, meal delivery, outings, wellness programs, home visits and shopping.
Many customers are socially isolated and volunteering your time helps people connect in the community. When you volunteer you can meet like-minded people, form new friendships, challenge yourself, learn new skills and make a huge difference to someone else’s life.
Volunteering with Chorus is flexible – you can volunteer as a one-off or commit to regular days. We offer volunteering opportunities across Perth and WA, including Rockingham, Bunbury and Albany.
Chorus volunteers are encouraged to contribute whatever time they have available, from a few hours a fortnight to a maximum of three days a week.
Ways to volunteer
If you’re looking for a volunteering opportunity, we have eight main types of volunteer roles across our Chorus community, so there’s something to suit every interest and skill level:
- Chorus Kitchen
- Home Visits/Community Visitors Scheme
- Activity Centres
- Office Work
What to expect?
Volunteering can be a life-changing experience. We know, because we see it firsthand every day. What you can expect to get from the experience include:
- Social interaction
- Team spirit
- Stay active
- Gain work experience
- Making friends
- Giving something back to the community
- Learning new skills
- Meeting like-minded people
Celebrating Chorus Volunteers
A Message to all Chorus volunteers
View the National Volunteer Week 2018 – Chorus volunteers in the community video and along with other Chorus videos here
In episode 5 of Chorus Voices, hosts Dan Minchin and Louise Forster dig beneath the surface to find the true meaning behind volunteering. To do this, they call upon some of the amazing volunteers involved in Chorus. This episode is full of lived experiences and deep meaning – so sit back, tune in, and prepare for the ride!
For more reading on volunteering and its benefits, click to read the Chorus Blogs:
- Australian Volunteers 2019 A study by Chorus & Curtin
- Does volunteer age make a difference? A study with Curtin
- Transform lives with corporate volunteering at Chorus
- Which of the 8 volunteer roles at Chorus is right for you?
- What’s it like being a Chorus volunteer?
For more on current and past volunteers check out the 2017 ‘Chorus a time to make a difference’. This book celebrates the great work volunteers do for customers and the organisation.
Chorus and Curtin University of Technology worked together to produce a Volunteering Trends Study.
The study was released in January 2019, and the knowledge around current volunteers has shown us the way when it comes to 2019 retention strategies, recruitment methods, and new ways to volunteer in the twenty-first century. Click here to read the study: