Get 5 floats for the price of 4 in April

Volunteer for a worthy cause and we will accept it as payment!

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!

4
hours of your time
+
Non-Profit
selected from our approved list below
=
60 minutes of floating time
*max of 2 floats per month

Locations

BLACK DOG INSTITUTE

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Description:

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.

Type of work includes:
  • Present to a group of highschool students across perth, regarding Mental Health Community Presenters: Deliver Mental Health awareness presentations across Australia Event Support Volunteers: Help out at community events associated with the Black Dog institute.

DOGS HOME

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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.”

Type of work includes:
  • Adoption programDog walking, interacting and assisting with dog training and, customer service.
  • Cat enrichment volunteersAssist with improving the wellbeing of adoption cats and kittens for their new homes. This involves; socialisation, mental stimulation and exercise, cleaning, feeding and making toys.
  • Event volunteersAssist at various on and off-site community events for The Lost Dogs’ Home. Tasks may include helping the team set up and pack down equipment, promoting LDH animal welfare programs.
  • Administrative volunteersWork within various departments of The Lost Dogs’ Home. Tasks include packing showbags, mailing receipts, opening mail, filing, collating, basic data entry and scanning.

CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA

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Description:

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.

Type of work includes:
  • Office Volunteers Clean Up regularly recruits office based volunteers who bring much needed skills they generously share with us.
  • Marketing Volunteers
  • Graphic Design - Work with Daisy (Community Marketing) to produce graphics for social media, presentations and more.
  • Blog and digital content - Write engaging digital content as part of blogs or new web material.
  • Social Media - Help manage Clean Up's social media networks and produce posts and content that will keep our audience excited and engaged.

ORANGE SKY

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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.

Type of work includes:
  • General Volunteer General volunteers commit to a fortnightly or weekly shift, assisting our friends to access our services and having genuine conversations.
  • Team Leader Every Orange Sky shift has a designated Team Leader that arranges the weekly roster and ensures the safe and successful operation of the service at the same weekly location.

SEA SHEPHERD

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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.

Type of work includes:
  • On Shore From helping to sell merchandise, run fundraising events and conduct beach cleanups, to spreading the Sea Shepherd message about the importance of defending and protecting our oceans.

SAFE

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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.

Type of work includes:
  • Daily dog walks around the campus, cleaning kennels, assisting with larger more troublesome dogs, opportunity to foster a dog for as many nights as you'd like, feeding and grooming and of course dog cuddles.

COASTAL CLEANUP CREW

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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.

Type of work includes:

CONSERVATION VOLUNTEERS PERTH

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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.

Type of work includes:
  • Come join the fun and volunteer on conservation projects across Australia and New Zealand. Discover your local environment or visit somewhere new and make a difference to our natural habitat for exciting single day or multi-day projects involving Dune and Wetland Restoration, Rottnest trips caring for local plant species, beach clean ups, tree planting and much more. Check out the website to find current running projects.

HOPE COMMUNITY SERVICES

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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:

Type of work includes:
  • Volunteer Whatever your skills, there is probably a way HOPE can put them to good use, for however much time you can spare.

CAN WA

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Description:

For more than 30 years CAN has been using arts and creativity to empower and build stronger communities across WA.

Type of work includes:
  • VolunteerAre you an artist, producer, community worker, student or just someone who is super passionate about community arts? Community Arts Network (CAN) is keen to hear from community members who would like to volunteer. If you have a special skill or talent you’d like to offer or have a bit of spare time and would like to get involved. CAN also often have community workshops and events where they need helping hands.

What to know

Key rules

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)!

Why are we doing this?

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.

How does the program work?

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.

Will there be more organisations?

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.