Why become a volunteer at RNC
Volunteering with Reynella Neighbourhood Centre is a great way to connect with your community, stay active and have fun.
Our volunteering roles include - reception, gardening, basic maintenance, playgroup, tutoring, event and fundraising support, Vines Market, barbeques etc
There are many opportunities for volunteers to learn a new skill, meet new friends, share their expertise with others and know that they are making a difference in the community.
Without the constant support of our volunteers, the Centre would simply not run.
Some stories of volunteers
In 1998 I was at a crossroad, obviously I took the right turn which let me to the Reynella Neighbourhood Centre. The void in my life was quickly filled. I met some amazing people who not only became friends, but family. I quickly learned the value of volunteers.
I have been given so many opportunities to learn new skills and also encouraged to try new ventures which I never thought I’d be capable of. My role as a volunteer has been many and varied and its been a privilege to be an integral part of the growth of RNC over the last 22 years.
I have been volunteering with RNC for nearly 15 years. It has been a wonderful opportunity for me, especially becoming involved with the many and varied programs run in the Centre. I have learned such a lot and I feel it has made me grow as a person. I get great satisfaction of meeting many members of the community who attend these programs and witnessing how their lives are enriched by the informative programs.
I really appreciate the friends I have made with other volunteers and staff, the many good times and laughter we have shared.
The tasks I perform at the Centre help keep my brain alert and I really feel part of the community.
I have been volunteering at the Reynella Neighbourhood Centre for more than 12 years. I started as a front office volunteer and have undertaken numerous other roles over the years, including being a member of the Board of Management. I am currently a member of the Governance Sub-Committee. I feel that volunteering has made me a more rounded person and I am thankful for the many opportunities that the Centre has provided me with.