Volunteering is a wonderful way to give something back to the community and learn a little something about you. We welcome people interested in volunteering and from time to time post specific roles.
Some of the opportunities for volunteer work include:
- supporting a constituent one-on-one in the community or in their home
- spending time with a constituent that you have a shared interest with
- tutoring through our group literacy program or tutoring a young person at school
- helping out with our adventure holiday group outings, musical or camps
- donating your professional skills, such as photography.
Below is a slide show sharing what volunteers do in CLA. It contains some wonderful stories about our volunteers!
If you would like to find out more about our volunteer program, please contact us on 3266 5633 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
There are different ways you can support us. You can either make a general donation to CLA or to some of our special projects.
Contact us on 3266 5633 or email email@example.com for more information.
*All donations of $2.00 and over are tax deductible and we’ll issue a tax invoice to you.
Below are just two of the many stories of how your help enables CLA to help others. CLA Inc is looking to raise $10,000 for emergency rent subsidy arrangements so we can help more people like John* and Eddie* to get the most out of their lives.
John* is a young man with an intellectual disability as well as epilepsy, incontinence and other physical health issues. John was living at a private hostel when CLA met him. Some other residents at the hostel were using force to extract money and cigarettes from John and a drug addict who was also a dealer had moved into his room. John was regularly picked on, particularly because of his incontinence and this added to his stress and anxiety and caused an escalation in his epileptic seizures. He felt powerless. He couldn’t ask the dealer to vacate his room and he found it impossible to develop any protective behaviours. CLA was able to help him move into private rental accommodation with a $100 a week subsidy. He has since reduced that and has started to earn some money thanks to a small car wash service that he was helped to set up. CLA is also working with John on a longer-term housing solution.
Eddie* is 16 year old Aboriginal man with a cognitive disability who was taken into remand. His release from remand was contingent on him not returning to the family home so his parents decided that Eddie and his mother would rent another flat while his father stayed with the other children. Unfortunately, Eddie’s father was on a sickness benefit for a cancer-related illness and his mother was the sole breadwinner for the family so they didn’t have enough money for a second flat. CLA was able to help, providing $100 a week for six months to subsidise the second flat. Eddie also received therapeutic support during this time, which enabled him to return to the family home with his mother.
*Not his real name