We have an amazing selection of people volunteering for Suncare, and are proud to support them to transition into a staff role when suitable positions are available.
People often volunteer because they may be struggling to find work due to a lack of qualifications or relevant work experience. Volunteering with Suncare gives them an opportunity to gain the confidence and experience to be job ready when these positions come up.
Our latest recruit is Leon Holmes who worked as a transport and day respite volunteer before applying for a Support Worker position with the Sunshine Coast team. His work ethic and personality made him a great candidate for this role.
"While studying for my qualifications in Disability Support and Aged Care, I applied for a volunteer position with Suncare to get some valuable experience. I initially started in the Community Alternative Transport Service as a driver, and later at the Maroochydore Day Respite Centre.
"In both of these roles I gained valuable experience in assisting elderly, frail and clients with disabilities. I found that I was supported and welcomed by everyone and the whole experience proved to be very meaningful and beneficial in so many ways.
As I approached the end of my studies, I applied for an advertised position with Suncare as a Community Support Worker, which I was successful in obtaining. I am really looking forward to starting with such a great organisation and am thankful for the opportunities that volunteering has provided me with."