- Location: Chermside QLD
- Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
- Category: Community Services
- Centrelink Volunteers
- Groups of 10 or more
- Skilled Volunteers
- Wheelchair Access
Type of work
- Companionship & Social Support
- Disability Support
- Mediation & Advocacy
As a Wesley Mission Queensland volunteer, you will have access to a wide variety of organisational training opportunities.
Essential for this role: 12-month commitment, access to the internet, willingness to travel locally.
A Yellow Card (working with people with a disability card) security check. All security checks can be supplied and applied for through Wesley Mission Queensland with no cost to you.
Are you empathetic and intuitive? Are you well organised? Can you lead a team?
Group61 is a mental health befriending program that connects members of our community with volunteers with the aim of reducing social isolation. Group61 is currently seeking volunteers who are interested in supporting and coordinating teams of our Befriender volunteers.
Our Befriender volunteers are matched with a Friend (a person in the community who is socially isolated and has a lived experience of mental illness) and they meet up for a couple of hours a week to partake in an activity such as going for a walk in the park, for a coffee, or to the library. Our friendships are geographically based with an Area Coordinator supporting the members within each active region.
As a volunteer Area Coordinator, your responsibilities will include: • Attend the 3 step induction: information session, interview and training. • Interview volunteer Befrienders and Friends. • Match Friends with volunteer Befrienders. • Deliver training to volunteer Befrienders. • Offer and maintain support (when necessary) to volunteer Befrienders via phone. • Host regular group catch up with all volunteer Befrienders in their region. • Provide a monthly report on region to the Group61 Program Coordinator. • Promote the program to various services and community groups across region. • Attend some of the Group61 social events.
Group61 is a lovely, welcoming and rewarding service to volunteer in, where you will meet many wonderful people and learn great new skills that may assist you both personally and professionally.
Please send through your expression of interest and we will contact you with further information.
We look forward to hearing from you!