OPA Volunteers

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) 
  • have good communication skills.