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MATES Volunteer Befriender - Burnie

Australian Red Cross

Time frame: Minimum 1 year

Time involved: Times and days are flexible across the 7 day week - a requirement for at least 1 hour per week

The program

Supporting individuals who are socially isolated and have a diagnosed mental illness by providing one on one social support. Volunteers meet with their MATE on a weekly or fortnightly basis to participate in social activities.

The opportunity

This role suits someone over the age of 18 who is a good listener and can commit to one hour a week or two per fortnight for social outings to help someone reconnect t their community. Drivers licence and available car is a bonus but not compulsory.

The impact As a MATES Befriender you'll brighten the life of someone experiencing vulnerability by offering them company and friendship. Red Cross will ensure you have training, ongoing support and access to other opportunities within the World's largest humanitarian network.

Further Information

Our COVID-19 safe practices

It’s vital you review our Red Cross COVID-19 requirements in the 'Keeping everyone safe from COVID-19' section here prior to applying.

Application requirements

To submit this application you need to provide details for two professional references and also be available for an interview via phone or in person.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Thank you for considering volunteering at Red Cross.