CCC is run by 3 staff and approximately 70 volunteers. They provide access to affordable essential items, as well as a place of social connectedness. Around 300 households visit their centre each week, with approximately 1200 households registering to use their services each year.

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Canberra City Care

The role

Various volunteer opportunities are available:

  • Van driver for food rescue
  • Shop assistant in food pantry or op shop
  • Reception (data entry, phone enquiries and customer service)
  • Gardening
  • IT recycling or refurbishment 

Requirements

Applications

Call Danielle Bate on 02 6196 8630 or email manager@canberracitycare.org to express an interest in volunteering. You will be asked to provide a name, email address and phone number, and will then be sent out a welcome letter with instructions on the induction process. 

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Insurance

If participating as a requirement of your course at ACU (i.e., for a unit or practicum), then you are covered by ACU's insurance. If participating outside of your course, then you are NOT covered by ACU's insurance and we recommend you confirm with the organisation that they have appropriate insurance.

 

What you need to know

What is community engagement? Why do we do it and how do you get started? ACU Engagement answer your frequently asked questions and help you get the most out of your community engagement experience.

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Policy and procedure

ACU's policies and procedures aim to keep both you and the communities you interact with legally, physically and ethically safe. It is a requirement of all community engagement placements that you read these policies prior to commencement.

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Before you begin

Before you undertake your community engagement experience there are often a number of pre-requisites that need to be completed. Make sure you are ready to go with our handy checklist.

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