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Arthritis Ambassadors

  • Location: Queensland QLD
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Education & Training
  • Time Required

    Commitment of minimum 1 year, variable hours and locations each week

  • Type of work
    • Administration & Office Management
    • Education & Training
  • Training

    Will be provided with all the resources necessary to deliver community presentations

  • Requirements
    • National Police Certificate *

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

Arthritis Ambassadors draw upon their personal experiences to raise awareness of arthritis in their local community through presenting to a range of community groups.

The role plays a vital role in helping us to raise public awareness of arthritis, its risk factors and impacts. Arthritis Ambassadors are specially trained to deliver community presentations.

Key Responsibilities • Deliver presentations to community groups and organisations within your local area • Promote the Ambassador Program within your local community • Organise, with the assistance of Arthritis Queensland, presentations in your local community • Adhere to Arthritis Queensland's organisational rules and positions on key issues (covered in training).

Our ideal volunteer will: • Have lived with arthritis for at least two years • Be an engaging and confident public speaker • Be comfortable sharing their own story of living with arthritis • Be passionate about raising arthritis awareness in the community • Be a positive role model to those with, or at risk of arthritis, and optimistic about current approaches to treatment • Be open to continual learning and constructive criticism designed to improve our services

Benefits for the volunteer: • Use your own personal experience to help raise arthritis awareness in your local community. • Further develop your own knowledge of arthritis and ways to raise community awareness. • Build your public speaking, interpersonal and communication skills. • Meet people from local groups, learn more about their organisation/club and their role in the local community • Join a vibrant team of staff and volunteers and feel a sense of achievement each day knowing you are making a difference. • Flexible location and time commitments

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