Volunteering Gold Coast is on the hunt for the locals who want to connect and give back to the community.
The organisation is in desperate need of volunteers for two of it’s programs – The Accessible Beaches Project and The Community Visitors Scheme.
The Accessible Beaches Project aims to make Gold Coast beaches more accessible for people who are mobility impaired, have difficulty walking or have a pram.
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On weekends and public holidays at various beaches across the city, Volunteering Gold Coast assist surf life saving clubs in rolling out and securing AccessMats along the sand to the water’s edge, as well as using a mobile hoist if required.
Surfers Paradise SLSC President Trevor Hendy said volunteers are crucial to ensure the project is sustainable.
“We were lucky enough to receive the beach mats some time ago, but have been unable to use them due to a lack of resources. Now, with collaboration with Volunteering Gold Coast, we are able to not only fulfill our dream of making the beach accessible for everybody, we can also make a world of difference to many people who have not been able to access the beach,” he said.
See the Accessible Beaches Project in action in the video below:
Volunteering Gold Coast is also on the lookout for locals to take part in their Community Visitors Scheme, which aims to address loneliness and isolation among Home Care and Residential Aged Care residents.
Volunteers are matched with residents who share similar interests, and meet weekly to provide companionship, friendship and conversation.
Even if you just have one hour a week to spare, you can become a volunteer with Volunteering Gold Coast. If you would like to make a huge difference to somebody’s life and the Gold Coast community, visit volunteeringgc.org.au to find out more.