Volunteer TeleCHAT Caller – Toowoomba – Australian Red Cross (Volunteers)

Volunteer TeleCHAT Caller – Toowoomba – Australian Red Cross (Volunteers)

Ongoing opportunity for a period of at least 6-12 months 2 hour shift per week, with flexibility within weekdays. The program Having good social connections are essential for all aspects of health, especially as we age. Red Cross supports older people who live alone or who have few social connections, …

Victorian volunteers with 1,000 Hollows Project band together to make nest boxes for tiny homeless animals

Victorian volunteers with 1,000 Hollows Project band together to make nest boxes for tiny homeless animals

Updated May 04, 2018 12:01:53 Photo: Carnivorous marsupials are slowly losing their habitat because of fire and land clearing (ABC News: Connie Agius) Tiny native marsupials at risk because of land clearing are getting new homes thanks to an army of Victorian volunteers. The 1,000 Hollows Project — one of …

Reading volunteers program for Queensland schools ‘a waste of money’

Reading volunteers program for Queensland schools ‘a waste of money’

Posted April 24, 2018 15:25:56 Photo: Annastacia Palaszczuk said the success of the program would be judged on NAPLAN results. (ABC News: Leonie Mellor) Registering and training parents and grandparents to help with reading in Queensland classrooms is an insult to volunteers, the State Opposition says. The Palaszczuk Government has …

Young Canberra volunteers get the tools for a successful life while rebuilding historic WWII hut

Young Canberra volunteers get the tools for a successful life while rebuilding historic WWII hut

Updated April 18, 2018 17:20:42 Photo: The hut is on the outskirts of the ACT. (ABC News: Craig Allen) In a remote patch of pine forest west of Canberra, some important life lessons are being hammered home. Among the forlorn cries of black cockatoos overhead, the silence of the bush …

Tasman Island volunteers making light work of weathered buildings with helicopter commute

Tasman Island volunteers making light work of weathered buildings with helicopter commute

Updated April 15, 2018 08:36:19 Video: Shining a light on remote island repairs (ABC News) Related Story: Tricky task begins to fix storm damage on remote Tasman Island Related Story: Are you ready to try Australia’s weirdest holidays? Heritage experts have touched down on Tasman Island to assess decades of …

Remote fire brigade unable to fight house fires without upgrade, volunteers say

Remote fire brigade unable to fight house fires without upgrade, volunteers say

Posted April 12, 2018 07:10:10 Photo: Volunteer firefighters Wade Bloffwitch and Stacey Petterson walk past the brigade’s only tanker. (ABC News: Tom Joyner) Related Story: Aboriginal community trains to respond to remote emergencies Related Story: Women on the frontline — rise of the female firefighters The volunteer-run fire brigade in …

Driver Mentor Volunteer – Port Augusta – Australian Red Cross (Volunteers)

Driver Mentor Volunteer – Port Augusta – Australian Red Cross (Volunteers)

Ongoing volunteer role Business hours, minimum one hour per week The program Seeking volunteers to assist with our Driver Mentor Program, which aims to assist learner driver’s gain their 75 hours compulsory learner driver experience as a part of their learner driver requirements. The opportunity You must hold current full …

Volunteers become ‘eyes and ears’ of disabled athletes trying to keep fit

Volunteers become ‘eyes and ears’ of disabled athletes trying to keep fit

Posted March 27, 2018 10:55:22 Photo: Sylvia Cullen and Jane Britt have been running together for a few months. (ABC Radio Brisbane: Hailey Renault) Keeping fit often means sharing a busy pathway with cyclists, runners and early-morning walkers, but imagine facing the task of navigating it all without being able …

Western Australia volunteers rescue five whales after mass-stranding event | Australia news

Volunteers have helped rescue five of the 150 short-finned pilot whales that became stranded on a beach in Western Australia. The whales were freed by authorities at Hamelin Bay, south of Perth, with the help of vets and more than 100 volunteers. The surviving five whales have been moved to …

Mass whale stranding at Hamelin Bay near Augusta bonds rescue volunteers

Mass whale stranding at Hamelin Bay near Augusta bonds rescue volunteers

Posted March 24, 2018 08:12:34 Video: Rescuers help six surviving whales back out to sea after mass stranding (ABC News) Related Story: Why do whales become stranded? Related Story: Six whales helped back out to sea after deadly mass stranding They were perfect strangers, but many among the group of …