Helping Hands

Sometimes the simple things are extremely difficult and hurt and we can take days to recover from simply doing our housework or gardening. To help support our members we have an offshoot group called Helping Hands. The aim of this group is to have a list of people who can help members of Fibro & Us - Fibromyalgia Support Group Inc. with their everyday needs.   Many of our members are on a pension or work part-time. Unfortunately a lot are not entitled to HACC services such as Silverchain etc, hence why we have set up Helping Hands. 

The aim of this group is to have a list of people who can help members of Fibro & Us - Fibromyalgia Support Group Inc. with their everyday needs.

We offer our volunteers a small fee of $10 per hour paid to those that can help with cleaning, gardening, general household chores such as washing, making beds, folding etc.  Some of our members are unable to drive and may need help to do shopping, get to appointments or events.
 

We are also a registered Centrelink Organisation.  If you need your hours to be able to receive your benefits please speak with your service provider and let them know about Fibro & Us - Fibromyalgia Support Group Inc.

Please fill in our application form to be considered as a volunteer for Helping Hands or contact our Coordinator via email and let her know what you're available to help with, where your located and your availability.

We will require a police clearance and a passport size photo for ID.

Job Descriptions

HOME AND GARDEN MAINTENANCE

Ongoing commitment as required

About this opportunity
Are you a keen gardener? Do you enjoy spending time with people and giving back to the community? We are looking for energetic team-playing volunteers who can assist our members with gardening.
This is suitable for students, unemployed, semi-retired or even fly-in fly-out workers.

Duties
You would be required to attend to the maintenance of an established garden including pruning, spraying, feeding plants, mulching, mowing and weeding and general maintenance.
Carry out occasional small maintenance work - window cleaning, gutter cleaning, hanging pictures, changing tap washers etc.

Additional requirements
You need to be physically fit and able to carry out the duties and have no medical condition which may impede you. Must be polite, have a courteous demeanour. 
Police clearance required
By the time our members have asked for help they are generally at their lowest point, so we need to know that you are reliable.

Time Required
As required

Good for
Work for the dole
Families Volunteers
Volunteers with limited English
Skilled Volunteers
Travelling/Short term Volunteers

Interested In
Garden Maintenance
Trades & Maintenance
Horticulture

Reimbursement
ID lanyard provided. You may also be eligible for travel costs.

CLEANERS

Ongoing commitment as required


About this opportunity
Do you love cleaning? Would you like to do something for your community? ? We are looking for energetic team-playing volunteers who can assist our members with cleaning and general household chores. 
This is suitable for students, unemployed, semi-retired or even fly-in fly-out workers. 


Duties
Mopping floors
Cleaning bathrooms and toilets
Cleaning kitchen
Cleaning windows 
Vacuuming
Dusting
Emptying bins 
Stripping of beds and changing sheets
Folding/Ironing
Hanging washing out


Additional requirements
You need to be physically fit and able to carry out the duties and have no medical condition which may impede you. Must be polite, have a courteous demeanour. 
Police clearance required
By the time our members have asked for help they are generally at their lowest point, so we need to know that you are reliable.


Time Required
As required 


Good for
Work for the dole
Families Volunteers
Volunteers with limited English
Skilled Volunteers
Travelling/Short term Volunteers


Interested In
Helping others
Cleaning


Reimbursement
ID lanyard provided. You may also be eligible for travel costs.

DRIVER/SHOPPING COMPANION

Ongoing commitment as required

About this opportunity
Do you enjoy making new friends? Would you consider yourself someone who enjoys getting out for a drive around the local area every now and then? Well this is certainly the job for you!  Responsible, cheerful people with a good driving record are required to transport our members to and from social and varied engagements, appointments and shopping.  Private vehicles are required. Reimbursements apply.


Additional requirements
You must also have a safe and reliable vehicle. You must possess a C Class driver’s license and obtain (or be able to obtain) a National Police Clearance.


Time Required
As required 


Good for
Work for the Dole
Uni student 
Skilled Volunteers
Volunteers with limited English


Interested In
Helping others
Driving & Transportation


Reimbursement
ID lanyard provided. You may also be eligible for travel

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Fibromyalgia Support Group Inc

Rockingham, Western Australia

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