If you’re willing to take 4 hours out of your busy schedule to volunteer for a worthy cause, we feel you deserve a float!
The Black Dog Institute is dedicated to understanding, preventing and treating mental illness. We are about creating a world where mental illness is treated with the same level of concern, immediacy and seriousness as physical illness; where scientists work to discover the causes of illness and new treatments, and where discoveries are immediately put into practice through health services, technology and community education.
The Dogs Home mission is “to work with the community in promoting the welfare of dogs and cats by reducing the number of lost cats and dogs, alleviating their pain and suffering and enhancing the responsible pet ownership and enjoyment of pets.”
Clean Up Australia inspires and empowers communities to clean up, fix up and conserve our environment. Clean Up Australia works nationally to empower communities, businesses, schools and youth groups to remove rubbish from our environment.
Orange Sky provide a platform for every day Australians to connect through a regular laundry and shower service. The focus is on creating a safe, positive and supportive environment for people who are too often ignored or who feel disconnected from the community. In the hour that it takes to do a load of laundry, we sit down on our six orange chairs and have a chat.
Sea Shepherd Australia is a non-profit conservation organisation whose mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.
SAFE Perth is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the rescue, care, rehabilitation and rehoming of homeless and abandoned pets in Western Australia. Pets who are rescued by SAFE Perth are placed with volunteer carers and live in-home with their families. Whilst in care pets are assessed, given basic training and any vet care or treatments.
Running independent, self driven and motivated beach cleanups for two years. Coastal Cleanup Crew do this out of love for the oceans and the want to protect it. A humble group of like minded individuals coming together for the greater good of our environment.
Conservation Volunteers makes it easy for people to care for nature by volunteering on one of the many conservation projects across the country. Volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds and no prior skills or experience are required. Volunteer projects are available to suit your availability and particular interests. Together we can make a positive difference to conservation of nature upon which all life depends and is interconnected.
HOPE connects with those who are most marginalised by providing supportive environments and services that engage people where they are. HOPE supports people to connect and engage, building a sense of belonging within communities. HOPE responds to the needs of people in regional and remote communities.
Type of work include:
For more than 30 years CAN has been using arts and creativity to empower and build stronger communities across WA.
Our intention is to make this smooth for everyone involved. Some key rules…Volunteers must abide by each organisation’s codes of conduct.
4 hours of volunteering earns 1 float.
Volunteers can earn up to 2 free floats a month. (Of course, feel free to volunteer more if you’d like, but you’ll only earn a max of 2 floats).
You must have volunteered at the organisation within a month of submitting your hours.
Volunteers can share their credits with whoever they like.
Volunteers hours must be verified, either through contact with each organisations’ volunteer coordinator/s, or through volunteers providing proof (such as a photograph of volunteer site, or written confirmation from one of the volunteer coordinators).
Volunteers can be removed from the program for any reason including:
Not abiding by Beyond Rest’s expectations of good conduct.
Not abiding by the Volunteer Organisations’ expectations of good conduct.
Missing scheduled floats without 24 hours notice (you’ll also lose your float)!
Since we began in 2013 we have provided various free programs that have allowed people to come and float with us in exchange for their time and contributions. This is because we want to make floating accessible for as many people as possible no matter their financial situation.
We came up with a list of some of our favourite non-profit organisations locally here in Melbourne that you are able to volunteer your time with. If you are interested in volunteering at one of these organisations, contact them through the info provided below, and let them know you are with the Beyond Rest Volunteer program.
Everytime you volunteer at least 4 hours of your time, fill in the form. We will then verify your hours with the volunteer coordinator and then give you a 60 min float credit on your account. When the credit is added you will receive an email acknowledging the credit so you can then book your float session in.
The organisations we choose are ones that we feel are contributing wonderful work to the community. We’re always looking at new groups we can partner with to assist in getting more floaty volunteers to help and contribute to the community. Please reach out to us about who you are and what you are doing to make a difference in the world.