Volunteer with Us

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Who can Volunteer at Orana?

We welcome all volunteers – individuals, corporate and community groups.

Orana volunteers are an incredible group of people. They donate their precious time to support people living with disability and in doing so provide additional resources Orana would be unable to offer without their assistance.

Volunteers can work with us as little as once a year or as much as once or twice a week. They can be individuals or organisations. You can choose a site that is close to your work or home and be involved in accommodation, employment, administration, events or retail (Op Shop).

We encourage people from all walks of life to volunteer with Orana:

  • Parents and siblings of clients
  • Adult students
  • Individuals
  • Corporate or community groups

Consider joining our Op Shop

We are always on the look-out for volunteers who can help our very friendly Op Shop team for 2-3 days a week on an on-going basis (flexible with hours, days, etc.) in the running of our Op Shop. For shop location, please click here.

Tasks include:

  • Customer service
  • Working on the till processing sales
  • Stock processing and preparation including steaming and pricing
  • Shop presentation and visual merchandising, creating stylish windows and displays
  • Replenishing stock on the shop floor

If you are interested in joining our team of volunteers, please contact Orana on (08) 8375 2000 or for more information, please contact us via our online contact form.

At our Accommodation Services

Some examples of the important roles volunteers can play in improving the lifestyle of people with disabilities either on a 1:1 basis or in a small group are:

  • Walking – taking a resident for a walk in the sunshine
  • Exercise – assisting residents in the gym
  • Recreation – taking a resident to the movies
  • Improving literacy and numeracy – reading with residents
  • Hobbies – sharing time doing a favorite hobby with a resident

At our Employment Services 

  • Projects – assist with on site project completion
  • Co-worker – work alongside employees with disability to improve their work satisfaction
  • Administration – provide administration support that allows staff to concentrate on employee development

General Administration

  • General administration – folding letters, filing
  • Data entry – keeping databases up to date and current
  • Communications / Marketing – work with our Communications team in graphic design, event planning etc
  • Specialised area where volunteers have specific work skills such as Human Resources and Finance

Corporate and Community Volunteering

  • We love corporate and community groups assisting Orana at events
  • Bring your team and your enthusiasm to help with a building or backyard makeover

How do I volunteer?

Volunteers can be based at Orana’s head office in Netley or other Orana sites and services depending on our volunteering needs.

If you have an interest in volunteering for any of Orana’s services, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at Orana on 8375 2000.

We look forward to hearing from you.