DeafBlind Association (NSW)

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Volunteer with us - volunteering is fun, as well as being so fulfilling seeing the pleasure Deafblind people get from activities. I really recommend it to all!

DBA NSW provides services which enable people with deafblindness to participate in social activities, connect with the community, obtain information and advocate on their own behalf. 

We need volunteers who want to make a difference to support our deafblind members access these services. Our volunteers find that helping people with deafblindness is very satisfying, as our members are so receptive to all assistance given, and really appreciate the interaction. Volunteer training is run twice a year as well as further ‘on the job’ training, so be assured that you will never be expected to do anything without support.

Volunteers are needed to:

  • Guide Deafblind people on monthly social group outings, and where possible communicate with them. These are fun all day outings to various venues chosen by Deafblind people.
  • Support people with deafblindness on an annual camp.
  • Drive hired buses to take people on these outings.
  • Drive your own car to bring members to the DBA office and return them home when required.

DBANSW is a voluntary organisation and we receive limited government funding, so we also need to raise funds to support our services. Volunteers can:

  • Help at Bunnings Sausage Sizzles at various locations throughout the year including Ashfield, Lidcombe and North Parramatta.
  •  Sell raffle tickets twice a year before Christmas and Deafblind Awareness Week – the last week of June (Helen Keller Week).
  • Approach stores seeking prizes for these raffles (if you have the panache!).

We also need

  • A volunteer with an understanding of financial matters and Reckon bookkeeping software to help our Treasurer who has deafblindness in the office.
  • A new pro-bono auditor, as our previous auditor has retired.