VOLUNTEERING WITH THE GUILD
The Guild provides a number of opportunities for corporate volunteers, members and non-members to volunteer and support the Guild. Our volunteers make a real difference in the lives of our members.
If you are interested in one of our volunteer roles, please contact the Guild to discuss what opportunities are currently available. The time you commit is entirely up to you and is flexible based on your availability.
Your staff can help war widows in NSW while utilising their assigned employee volunteering days. We require skilled volunteering support in the following fields – IT, legal, accounting, media, public relations, marketing, social media and fundraising. We also require support for events (as outlined below). Please contact the Guild if you wish to find out more.
Our Friendship Line offers a friendly, supportive voice at the other end of the line. Each year, our volunteers make thousands of calls each year to members who may be socially or geographically isolated, unwell, going through a difficult time, or who simply enjoy chatting with someone new.
Calls are made by member volunteers, with support from qualified Community Services Workers.
Members are invited to volunteer for roles supporting their local Club, such as President, Treasurer or Secretary (Guild Clubs) or Co-ordinator (Social Clubs). Many of the roles can be shared. Family members or friends may also be eligible to assist if no members from the Club are able to take on the role.
With many elderly members, the Guild makes every effort to ensure our members are well taken care of at Guild events. Volunteers at our annual Anzac Field of Remembrance, Walk and Picnic, and Christmas Party events assist our members to comfortably make their way to and from the venue and throughout the event as needed.
The Guild is very appreciative for the assistance at our events provided by volunteers from the National Australia Bank, Anzac Memorial and Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
Members who would like to contribute to decisions about the policies and future directions of the Guild are invited to nominate for the position of Member Director on the Guild Board of Directors. Elections are held each year, with nominations invited in March.
“Despite looking after grandchildren, I needed something more intellectually stimulating. Then while attending a meeting at my local Club, we had a speaker from head office and she asked me if I was interested in any volunteer work. I was delighted. Next day [I was] invited to join the Friendship Line. I think she saved my sanity!”
“The War Widows Guild allowed mum to gain many lifetime friends and she thoroughly relished in her role as treasurer.”