Have a coffee on us 2023

Published on 29 May 2023

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What is better than the feeling you get from helping your community by volunteering? Having a free coffee thrown in of course.

Mid Coast Assist is hosting several “Coffee On Us” sessions at different cafes in the area for those thinking about becoming a volunteer.

The sessions give residents the opportunity to chat with other like minded people and current volunteers to give them a valuable insight into the world of volunteering.

“We want to provide a friendly, relaxed atmosphere where people who want to make a difference by assisting older residents in their town can come along, chat with us and learn more about volunteering with us,” said MidCoast Assist’s Team Leader – Active and Older Program, Christine Ellis.

“We decided that meeting in a local coffee shop is a great way to get together for an informal, no-obligation chat about what we do and how our volunteers assist us.

“And the real experts are our current fabulous team of volunteers – they’re the ones who can tell you exactly what to expect.”

The MidCoast region attracts new retirees each year, and they’re responsible for the region boasting one of the highest volunteering rates in NSW.

There’s many different volunteering opportunities and cutting through the swathe to find one that’s right for you can be a big task.

One of the best ways to find out if a volunteering opportunity is right for you is to talk to the people who already volunteer there.

Volunteers at MidCoast Assist providing practical assistance with things like outings and social events, transport, shopping, technology, sharing hobbies and companionship.

Whether it’s one day a week, one day a month, or a couple of hours a fortnight, your valuable time and friendly face will be very welcome.

“We are committed to providing quality services and provide all our volunteers with training and regular support,” Christine said.

Drop in for a coffee and a chat with the friendly volunteers at;

The Boatshed, Tea Gardens 110 Marine Drive, Friday 9 June, 10am

Café Toscano, Forster, 1 Wallis Street, Monday 12 June, 10am

Billy T, Stroud, 75 Cowper Street, Wednesday 14 June, 11am

Register for your nearest coffee information session by calling our friendly team on 1300 65 88 30 or visit the website at midcoastassist.com.au/volunteering