OPA's 650 volunteers are from a variety of backgrounds, age groups, and communities. They work across three programs: Community Visitor Program, Independent Third Persons Program and the Community Guardianship Program. They fulfil their responsibilities with professionalism, compassion, and with the best interests of people with disability in mind at all times.
Volunteering for OPA could be right for you if you:
are seeking a challenging and rewarding voluntary role
want to make a difference to a person with disability
want to stand up for the rights of people with disability
are comfortable talking to people with disability or mental illness
can commit to a few hours each week for at least two years as a volunteer (all OPA volunteer roles are long-term)
The Office of the Public Advocate (OPA) is a human rights organisation which promotes the diversity and inclusion of all people. OPA’s vision is of a just and inclusive society that values and respects people from all walks of life and ages, and promotes a workplace culture where difference, lived experience, gender identities, sexualities, faiths, ethnicities, and abilities are respected.