Our Volunteers

We believe the solutions exist within our community and we have created a movement of the willing to drive unique responsibilities.

 

Our volunteers are retirees, young people and professionals who are driven to provide young people with the opportunity to realise their full potential and thrive.

Volunteer opportunities

Pit Stop

Aim: Pit Stop is a strengths-based re-engagement offering. Young people work on small engines and cars under the guidance of volunteer industry professionals and positive community role models. Pit Stop aims to increase work and life skills, improve mental health and increase connection for young people within the community whilst better connecting them to opportunities through the bridging of social capital.
Need: Volunteers/mentors to work with young people for 1.5hr sessions Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays during business hours.

Literacy & Numeracy Mentoring Program

Aim: To provide a tailored and co-designed literacy and numeracy support mentoring program for at-risk Year 7 students at Greater Shepparton Secondary College.
Need: Positive role models to provide reading support for 1hr/week at times to suit classroom settings. This may be you individually, people from your organisation, friends or family.

Home Start

Aim: To provide a free home visiting service that offers support to families in the local community. Volunteers are linked one-to-one with a family that has at least one child
under school age and offer mentoring through emotional support, role-modelling, practical help, positive encouragement and normalising being a parent.
Need: Mentors are parents or grandparents or those that have had parenting experiences. All new volunteers must attend a preparation course and screening process before being linked with a family. Mentors must be able to commit to visiting families once a week for 2 hours.

The Family Haven

Aim: To provide a safe space where parents and carers and their children are welcomed with no referral or appointment. Parents and children can relax, engage with staff and volunteers, share a meal and connect with other parents. The focus is on play, making connections and supporting families.
Need: Volunteers who can commit to a 2-3 hour per week on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. The main role of the volunteer is to play with the children and engage with the parents and model healthy interactions.

Engage Program

Aim: To provide senior years secondary students at GSCC Wanganui and Mooroopna Campuses with a sports-based lunchtime engagement program to increase connection
and cohesion amongst students whilst promoting participation in extra curricular sporting activities that they may not have access to. Provide students with positive mentors and role models within the community.
Need: Mentor volunteers - Wednesdays & Thursdays @ 1pm-2pm to assist in running sporting activities.

Healthy Eating Programs

Aim: To provide a free healthy eating program for students St Georges Road Primary School run their healthy breakfast program on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning with Mooroopna Park Primary School providing morning tea, lunch and an afternoon snack for students Mon-Friday.
Need: Volunteers to assist with meal preparation and clean up. Contact us for details

Volunteer Profile - We love Annie!

Annie has been volunteering at the Haven each fortnight since it commenced. Annie loves attending and giving something back to the community. Recently Annie has started up a monthly sewing night, passing on her skills to the kids. Annie loves getting to know the kids and her favourite moments at the Haven are the conversations she has with them. Thank-you to Annie, we love having you at the Haven! Annie is one of our hundreds of volunteers and we appreciate each and every one of them.

Shepparton High School love their volunteers

Become a Lighthouse Volunteer today

Help us improve outcomes for young people in our community from conception to career.

 

 

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Meet our Volunteer Coordinator

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Kathy Fuller

Volunteer & Partnership Broker 

kfuller@gslp.com.au  |  5821 9962

contact

 info@gslp.com.au
 PO Box 924, Shepparton VIC 3632

Greater Shepparton Lighthouse Project acknowledges and pays respect to the traditional custodians of the Shepparton region on whose lands we are located, the Yorta Yorta peoples and their Elders past, present and emerging. Greater Shepparton Lighthouse Project recognises, respects and supports all community members regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ability, or age.

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