Volunteers

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Hundreds of volunteers share their time, expertise and energy with SHCH

Most live in the Southern Highlands, but we have several volunteers who travel to the Highlands to volunteer.

Volunteering with SHCH is a great way to contribute to the community and make new friends. Many people join SHCH as volunteers when they have retired from full-time work or have recently moved to the area.

Our volunteers have extensive professional expertise. They have been business owners, nurses, solicitors, project, events and office managers, childcare workers, teachers, counsellors, former members of the military and police, researchers and academics, media, PR and marketing specialists, retail specialists, accountants, have worked in rural industries, as social workers, interior designers, florists, artists, massage therapists, librarians and in the theatre. Some bring general handyman skills and some have specialist skills such as antique restoration or jewellery valuation.

They have raised children, cared for aging parents and supported disabled partners and children. Many have volunteered previously in their children’s schools, community and religious groups, sporting and service clubs and in hospice and palliative care services in Australia and overseas. Some have experience in pastoral care, bereavement support and disaster recovery.

Every day volunteers contribute their time and talents to SHCH. Our four shops are open seven days a week. Volunteers staff the roster in our Fashion and Furniture shops in both Bowral and Mittagong. We have volunteers who assist in the collection and delivery of furniture. Volunteers assist in our Mittagong office. Volunteer groups help organise and facilitate fundraising events. Specially trained Volunteers provide a biography service for those in palliative care. The Volunteer Coordinator’s team interviews prospective volunteers and conducts orientations for new Shops Volunteers. All SHCH Board members are also volunteers.

If you’d like to become a SHCH volunteer, please email: volunteers@shchospice.org.au

Please send your contact details. We look forward to welcoming you.