Australian Disability Sport is looking for well presented, people with an out going nature to join its growing team of fundraisers in Adelaide.
No experience necessary although it is useful. All training and on going support is provided.
The money raised in the cash collection campaigns keeps the organization going and enables us to distribute funds to organizations which run and manage sport for people with a disability. Australian Disability Sport is completely self funded and does not receive any government funding.
Australian Disability Sport runs campaigns all year round and offer on going work opportunities. All newcomers start in the retail campaign, which involves fundraising in Supermarkets, shopping centre’s, street collections and major retail chains.
Working days are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and it is required that all fundraising agents nominate their working days at least seven days prior to the date, or nominate set working days.
The standard work day is from 9am to 5pm and it is required that once a fundraising agent nominates to work a day this is the time they will be required to work.
All fundraising agents are met in the city at 8am each work day and dropped back to the meeting point at the end of the day usually around 6pm.
Australian Disability Sport provides transport to and from all collection sites, asking team members to meet each morning prior to work. Therefore all equipment is issued daily and collected each night along with all monies collected.
There is opportunity to travel as our teams visit most towns and cities within South Australia and the Northern Territory frequently.
Australian Disability Sport welcome any interested persons who may be looking for full time or part time work, this position suits
My name is Ron and I was born in Melbourne Victoria and grew up working in a dairy farm until I was 19. I didn't get much of an education I had a job from a very young age and was happy working.
In 1972 I got a job as a truck driver and for the next thirty years I drove trucks all over Australia. It was a great job and I planned to do that until I retired.
In 2003 I was driving from Adelaide to Darwin and I began to notice the road signs were a bit blurry so I stopped off in Katherine to get my eyes checked. The Dr tested me and told me I was actually legally blind due to a reduced visual field. I could see ok straight ahead, although that didnt help me much. I drove to Darwin and from that moment on I wasn't a truck driver.
The only job I had ever loved was no longer available to me. My boss gave me some work around the depot for a couple of weeks but really not being able to drive made it hard for the company to keep me and so we parted company after two weeks.
Its hard to describe the feelings from that time, you have to completely rethink everything, and driving trucks was all I knew. Much soul searching and time passed and in February 2006, my employment case manager at the Royal Society for the Blind suggested I have a try at raising money for charity. My son Bradley had done this job and enjoyed it, so I agreed.
The job I took was as a shopping centre collector, so basically you stand in a set position and wait for people to come up and put money in the tin. I hated it at first but after a week or so I learnt to manage the time better and began saying good morning or afternoon to people as they walked by, as a result more people put money in the tin and my collections got better.
I have now been working at this job for eight years and now do a mixture of shopping centres, hotel collections and door knocking and to be honest I love it. I earn a good living and work the hours that suit me. Sometimes my grand daughter comes to visit and I just say I can't work on those days.
I am now nearly sixty one years old and work at a pace I can manage, I have had heart problems and this job works for me because I get plenty of exercise without overdoing it.
If you are moving along in years like me and finding it hard to get a steady job, I recommend this its easy to do and provides a stable income for me and my family and gives me purpose.
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