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Volunteer Educator

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

    MIEACT has a continuous stream of presentations, so the time you offer is dependent on your personal availability

  • Suitable for
    • Younger volunteers, aged 14-18
    • People with disability
    • Skilled Volunteers
    • Wheelchair Access
  • Type of work
    • Education & Training
    • Marketing, Media & Communications
    • Companionship & Social Support
  • Training

    Initial Volunteer Educator Training Course, includes accreditation

  • Reimbursement

    Once trained, ongoing reimbursments.

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

    Personal experience of mental illness, either your own, of a friend or a family member.

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

Want to help us change community attitudes about Mental Illness? Have you, a relative or a friend, experienced a mental illness? Can you relate well to young people and work in a team? Would you feel comfortable talking about your experiences?

Mental Illness Education ACT (MIEACT) is looking for volunteers to give presentations about mental illness to High School and College students as well as to the ACT community.

All volunteers receive training, work in pairs, are reimbursed for expenses and enjoy on-going support from MIEACT staff, access to MIEACT resources (such as the library), training in public speaking, radio presentation and other professional development. The intital two day training, for successful participants, includes accreditaion for 'Apply Lived Experience in Mental Health Peer Work'.

MIEACT has been providing education presentations to the ACT community for over 20 years; our school education program is delivered to ACT Secondary Schools, Colleges and Universities.