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Life in Community (LinC) Volunteer

  • Location: Phillip ACT
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Health
  • Time Required

    2-4 hours per week

  • Suitable for
    • People with disability
  • Type of work
    • Companionship & Social Support
    • Disability Support
    • Mediation & Advocacy
  • Training

    12-hours over 4 nights and ongoing quarterly training/ feedback opportunities

  • Reimbursement

    Agreed costs only with prior arrangement

  • Requirements
    • National Police Certificate *
    • Working with Children Check *

    Working with Vulnerable People Card - free to volunteers
    National Police Check - Wellways to cover cost

    * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

Our Wellways LinC Program is very much a social connection, inclusion and engagement program to support people with mental health challenges, or their close family members, find a place of their own design, within their local community.

The role of the peer volunteer will be to facilitate the development of social connections and encourage the support of other community members to be inclusive. It is through developing these social connections and linkages that participants or family members can independently be active in community life.

Volunteers will support participants or family members to link in with a range of social and community networks e.g. find a community class or social group that match their interests, support them as they gain confidence catching public transport to give them access to more of Canberra, try out different sporting groups to find their passion. Activities are either low-cost or free and can be weekdays or weekends - including evenings - whatever suits you and the participant.

Buddies will be matched for a 3-month term with the program aiming to support the participant to create for themselves a sustainable and enjoyable connection to their community.

Training will be held in our offices at Phillip, refreshments provided.