4 August 2011 | Denis Porter, The Centre for Volunteering
Fido is a service for members of The Centre which assists them to find volunteers for a wide range of positions. The Fido Help Desk column in the Saturday and Monday editions of the Sydney Morning Herald is available for members to advertise volunteer vacancies. As this is a free service, priority is given to positions requiring qualifications, experience or certain skills.
The Fido column includes positions requested by members through the Fido website and positions which are listed with our Volunteer Referral Service.
Fido also lists vacancies on its website and details of positions are also emailed to around 1600 people registered on the website to receive our weekly e-job bulletin.
Over the last 12–18 months we have advertised a wide range of positions in the Herald and helped a large number of our members to recruit volunteers. Some of the more interesting and unusual positions have included:
Other positions advertised included a range of IT roles, youth, student and refugee mentors, marketing and special event roles, treasurers and auditors, board/ management committee members, media and publicity officers, English tutors, employment consultants, trainers and peer educators for seniors.
If you are a member of The Centre (and have up to date volunteer personal accident and public liability insurance) and would like to use Fido, you can submit requests through the Fido website. You can also contact Denis Porter who manages the service at email@example.com.