Volunteer

Get Involved

We are always seeking new people to join our very special team of volunteers. Whether it’s short term or ongoing assistance you wish to provide, the RSL greatly values your time and effort. You can assist by becoming an Appeals Collector, participating in Home and Hospital Visits or helping in many other ways to make the lives of our veterans better.

Volunteer time and donations are both greatly appreciated. Every day we receive letters of gratitude and heartfelt thanks from the hundreds of people who have received financial, physical and emotional support as a result of RSL Appeals fundraising.

To volunteer call 5962 5017

Types546829-joan-johnstone of Volunteer Roles

  • Home & Hospital Visiting
  • Appeals
  • Community Fundraising
  • Welfare Officers
  • Pension Officers
  • Corporate Volunteers

 

Appeals Collectors

Help raise the much needed funds for the Appeals by becoming an Appeals Collector in your local community. One of the greatest hurdles of fundraising is finding enough people to volunteer during the Appeals. Without volunteers from the community, the ANZAC Appeal and Poppy Appeal would not be able to provide much of the financial assistance and support to our current and former service personnel and their families. Becoming an Appeals Collector is a simple and very worthwhile way of providing assistance.

Home & Hospital Visiting

This is images8DREG9RNwhat the RSL is all about; mates helping mates. RSL volunteers spend time with ex-service men, women and war widows to ensure those living at home, in aged care facilities or in hospitals stay connected with their community. An hour of your time will make the world of difference to the person you visit and you will be surprised by how much you get from the experience as well.

The RSL’s Home and Hospital (H&H) Visiting Program has been active for many years. The program links volunteer visitors with members of the ex-service community who are frail and/or unwell in hospital, at home or in residential aged care facilities. Recipients of visits are usually older, frailer members who value the support and continuing contact of an ex-service organisation.

H&H visitors are volunteers who have shown care and compassion toward older, isolated veterans and others, by generously offering to spend time with them. H&H are required to undergo a National Police Check for Aged Care.

Community Fundraising

If you are interested in involving your local community group, sporting club or school in fundraising activities for the ANZAC Appeal or Poppy Appeal, or you are wanting updates on RSL events which are taking place in your local community, please contact us on 5962 5017.

Welfare Officers

The role of a volunteer Healesville RSL Welfare Officer is to provide welfare assistance to members of the ex-service community in accordance with the mission and associated policies and procedures of the RSL Victorian Branch and having regard for relevant regulatory requirements. The RSL has a proud history of undertaking this role through the voluntary contribution of many of its members. Over the course of our long history, countless hours of voluntary assistance, and countless miles/kilometres of travel have been involved in this endeavour. The voluntary ethic has been nurtured, and it has been a privilege for those who volunteer to be of service to those who invariably value that support.

Healesville RimagesA3CJX636SL arranges the necessary training and accreditation that is required. The time you can give is entirely up to you but as a minimum we would expect a few hours a week.

Welfare Officers are required to undergo a National Police Check for Aged Care.

Pensions Officers

The present training regime for those volunteers who want to carry on the work of the League as a Pension’s Officer is well established and developed.

 

The RSL greatly appreciates the support of the volunteers from our corporate partners.  Our corporate volunteers assist with projects throughout the year such as preparations for the annual ANZAC and Poppy Appeals and helping us with the packing during our Christmas Parcels Project.  We are always keen to have new corporate volunteers joining us.