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1st Floor, 106/114-116 Henry Street
New South Wales
Nepean Volunteer Services Inc
Nepean Volunteer Services Inc (NVSI) can help you with all your volunteering needs in the Nepean Area. From finding you a volunteer placement and supporting you in your new role to providing opportunities to volunteer with us in our Neighbour Aid and Community Visitors Scheme Services. If you are thinking about Volunteering, NVSI is a great place to start!
NVSI started 21 years ago, when a group of Penrith residents identified a need within their community to support local volunteers. Our archives have recordings of the service going back as far as 1985.
At NVSI we have four programs that support volunteers, older people and people with a disability living in the Penrith Community.
1. The Volunteer Referral Service
This service is aimed at finding a volunteering position that is right for you. You may want to enter into the workforce, but need some experience, or just want to give up some time to support older people in your community. This program is for people wanting to volunteer in the Penrith, Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains areas
2. The Volunteer Support Program
This Program aims to provide support to volunteers by way of training, support groups, and support with specific challenges such as grief and loss
3. Nepean Neighbour Aid
This program enables older people and younger people with a disability, who are at risk of social isolation, to reconnect with their community. This may occur through weekly visits by a committed volunteer, outings to the shops, cafes, movies or parks with a volunteer. We can also support people to take that step to join a group, start a class or any other goal they may have. This service relies on volunteers who give up their time to do something for someone else. The many benefits from volunteering are evident in the experiences you have, the stories you hear and friendships you gain
4. Community Visitors Scheme
This program has volunteers visiting residents of aged care homes who are at risk of being isolated from the rest of the community. This program is also reliant on volunteers who give up their time once a week or fortnight to share their life and interests to help older people enjoy life more fully
There are many benefits to volunteering! Others are not the only ones who benefit from you volunteering efforts. Benefits for yourself include a sense of accomplishment/ purpose, the experiences you gain, development of your skills in certain areas, increase your employment opportunities, form new friendships and networks, flexibility in work, confidence in yourself.
Volunteering benefits are endless - for yourself and those you volunteer for. No matter your experience or skills, we can help you to find a volunteering role that is right for you.
- Community access/Social participation
- Community transport
- Home visiting
- In-home personal care
- Meals and food services
- Respite and support
- Skills development
- Social development
- Low support