Life in Community Volunteer - East Melbourne & Outer EastWellways Australia Limited
About the opportunity
The LinC Volunteer Program are looking for new team members with good local knowledge from the local community, enabling many varied opportunities for community connection.
As a volunteer, you will be assisting participants in the areas of social connection, inclusion and engagement and supporting them to link in with a range of social and community networks. You will also be facilitating the development of social connections and encourage the support of other community members to be inclusive.
Volunteers will be guided by the participant they're matched with to find out what community means to them. This is a role in which you can draw on your own life experiences to encourage and empower people to live independent, active lives in line with their own goals and interests.
A day in this role may see you assisting with social inclusion by supporting people in a range of activities, such as catching public transport, exploring or rediscover different interests or hobbies, learning how to use the internet and social networking sites, joining social interest groups and building confidence in getting to know their local area, such as the gym, neighbourhood house, library, parks, art galleries and walking paths.
Meetings between the volunteer and the participant happen weekly or fortnightly for one to two hours per meeting.
We require a minimum 3 month commitment from volunteers.
About the program
The Life in Community (LinC) volunteer program provides volunteer support for up to three months to people who experience mental health challenges in their recovery journey to engage with their local community.
Volunteers will undergo various checks and training, including but not limited to:
- One on one interview with Volunteer Coordinator
- National Police Check (Wellways will pay for this)
- One reference check (personal or professional)
- Working With Children Check (free for volunteers)
- NDIS Worker Orientation Module (online and free)
- Compulsory training (one day initial training)
- Provide a COVID booster vaccination certificate or valid medical exemption
Wellways supports inclusivity and we’re proud that our workplace is a place where everyone can imagine and achieve their goals and reach their fullest potential. This is your opportunity to join a nationally recognised organisation with over 18,000 people across 100+ sites and gain access to ongoing support and opportunity for career development.
For further information about the role, please contact Leanne Renfree on 0468 568 042
Wellways Australia Limited is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable people. All applicants applying for roles within Wellways must undergo a screening process prior to their successful appointment. The health and safety of Wellways participants and employees is our highest priority and all Wellways roles are covered by directives that require mandatory COVID vaccinations. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of COVID-19 vaccination or valid medical exemption prior to commencement.