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Transport and Social Support Volunteer - Banyo Respite Centre

  • Location: Banyo QLD
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Community Services
  • Time Required

    Wednesdays between 8am and 12:30pm

  • Suitable for
    • Centrelink Volunteers
    • Families with Children
    • Groups of 10 or more
    • Wheelchair Access
    • Work Experience
  • Type of work
    • Companionship & Social Support
    • Driving & Transportation
    • Seniors & Aged Care
  • Training

    Local orientation and hands on training will be provided.

  • Reimbursement

    Free parking is available.

  • Requirements
    • Driver's Licence (C)
    • National Police Certificate *

    All checks are provided and paid for by Wesley Mission Queensland.

    All applicants will be required to complete an online registration form which will be forwarded to them when their expression of interest is lodged with us.

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

The Banyo Respite Centre is a fun and active group of approximately 40 senior members of our community. They have friendly morning teas, bus trips, concerts and other activities. The club meets every Wednesday morning between 8:30 am and 12:30pm.

As a Transport and Social Support Volunteer you will play a part of a multi-disciplinary team, working alongside and under the direction of Wesley Mission Queensland paid staff to assist the clients at our Banyo Respite Centre to travel to and from the centre, improve their social connections to enhance their well-being.

The role includes: • Transport up to three clients in their private vehicle to and from the respite centre. • Establish friendly relationships with each individual client. • Provide support and reassurance during respite centre activities. • Respect professional and personal boundaries with the client. • Report any feedback through to the workplace supervisor. • Ensure positive interactions with client so they can maintain an enriched lifestyle.

Please note that Transport and Social Support Volunteers are required to utilise their own private vehicle and have an open licence with fully comprehensive insurance. Volunteers are provided mileage reimbursement when utilizing their private vehicle in this role.

The Banyo Respite Centre is a lovely, welcoming and rewarding place to volunteer where you will meet many wonderful people and learn great new skills that may assist you both personally and professionally. For more information on Banyo Respite Centre and Wesley Mission Queensland, please visit our website.

We look forward to hearing from you!