Get Involved

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Volunteering

The Board and Management of Seawinds Community Hub are forever grateful to the many volunteers who support our centre. Seawinds volunteers are the lifeblood for many of the activities on offer at the Hub. These highly valued members of our team and their contribution and support is essential to the smooth running of the centre.

Volunteering offers an opportunity to meet like minded people who share interests and who have some spare time on their hands. There are lots of different volunteer roles available – from an hour or so a week, to as much as you want to do across a variety of programs, you might.

Some roles include:

  • general admin duties
  • doing odd jobs around the Hub building
  • preparing community lunch for more than 50 vulnerable community members each week during school terms
  • maintaining the gardens around the Hub
  • helping to run group activities
  • supporting our courses and programs
  • collecting food from local supermarkets 5 days a week for Second Bite
  • helping organise fundraising activities
  • reading to children in the ELC
  • supporting events
  • joining the Board. Do you have expertise from which we can benefit?

Seawinds relies heavily on the work of our volunteers and we’re pleased to say the level of satisfaction among our volunteers is incredibly high.  They’re a great bunch of people and they are highly valued.

Here’s what some of our volunteers say about Seawinds: 

“Volunteering is a way for me to participate whilst learning from others in the community.

I have been volunteering at the Hub for 6 years and continue to be humbled by the people I am fortunate to have met, volunteered with and those who have become dear friends.”

Jeanette

“Volunteering is the career you take on in retirement with lots of benefits to the community and yourself. We have been lucky to be involved with Seawinds Community Hub since the beginning when Steve ‘Wilko” gave us a tour prior to opening. Our skills from our paid careers have been used to give back to our local community, handyman work, gardening, cleaning, working in the cafe, and the community lunch. As locals we get more back “payment in kind”, making new friends, seeing the smiles of people visiting the hub and improvement in facilities. We always leave Seawinds feeling good that we have done something positive for the locals. It is a rewarding experience to volunteer.”

Helen

Meet one of our lovely volunteers

Brenda Price

We have lived in Rosebud for 18 years prior to that lived in Melton.

I am a Florist by trade after many years working as a Florist I went to worked for Girl Guides Victoria.

I started volunteering many years ago as a Girl Guide Leader in New Zealand and continued in Melton and currently are a Member of the Trefoil Guide in Rosebud.

I have been a Member of Zonta Club of Mornington Peninsula who support Women and Girls on the Peninsula, Australia and WorldWide.

I started at Seawinds Community Hub as a Volunteer on Reception, after a few years I joined Jeanette at Mending Matters (repair, repurpose, recycle)  and continue to make articles from fabric that has been donated to the Hub, The sale from items made and mending clothes, this generates an income to support ELC at The Hub.

I also assist with making sandwiches for SPLASH program that Seawinds is supporting.

Being a volunteer at Seawinds I feel, is offering something that is not an obligation, but a joy and hopefully I am making a positive impact on our community.  I enjoy the time I spend at Seawinds,  it brings fun into my life, I have made some great friendships and look forward to meeting new friends I have not meet yet. I am richer for the experience.