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Volunteer Mentor for a young person with a disability in the City of Wyndham

  • Location: Truganina VIC
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Family Services
  • Time Required

    Flexible weekend outings for a few hours per week or fortnight

  • Suitable for
    • Skilled Volunteers
  • Type of work
    • Companionship & Social Support
    • Disability Support
  • Training

    Provided as part of volunteer accreditation process

  • Reimbursement

    Small reimbursement provided upon completion of monthly timesheets

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

    Minimum 12 month commitment requested.
    Driver's Licence preferred but not essential.
    Note: Extended Families will provide screening checks as part of the volunteer accreditation process.

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

Currently seeking a Volunteer Mentor for the City of Wyndham (Truganina)

Amy is a quiet 15 year old girl who has a fun and friendly personality to share once she gets to know you. She has Autism and lives at home with her parents and younger brother and sister who also have special needs. Her family have very few supports in their own network and would love to see Amy having the opportunity to get out into the community on a regular basis with the support of a Volunteer Mentor. Amy would enjoy the chance to make a new friend and spend some time gaining some independence.

Amy has lots of interests and it would be great to see her connect with someone who may share some of these. She loves music, dancing, dogs and drawing and is a fan of Pokémon and Anime. She enjoys watching movies, bike riding, gaming, going shopping and to café’s.

Amy is sometimes a little shy and would do well with the support of a female friend with an outgoing personality, who could help her to have fun and come out of her shell. It would be great to see her supported by a young adult who could assist her to safely develop some independence skills to help build her confidence out in the community.

Amy’s family would like to see her supported by a Volunteer Mentor who could accompany her on outings for a few hours on either a weekly or fortnightly basis (dependant on the volunteer’s availability). Outings would suit Amy on Friday evenings after school, or anytime during the day on Saturdays or Sundays.

If you are someone who is fun, energetic and would enjoy supporting Amy to develop her skills and engage in new pursuits, we would love to hear from you!

Extended Families works with volunteers who believe that having joy in your life and being a part of your community is important for everyone. To that end, we support children and young people with a disability aged 0-30 across Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula to build friendships and connect with their community.

Extended Families supports diverse families and is seeking the same in our volunteers. No matter who you are or where you’re from, we would love to hear from you! No specific qualifications are required, however a minimum of 12 months commitment to the program is requested. Our volunteers all bring different life experiences and skill sets to the role. Please contact Amanda Perry at Extended Families on 0406 229 244 or 9355 8848 for more information about applying to become an accredited volunteer with Extended Families.

Extended Families is an organisation committed to child safety and the freedom from abuse and exploitation of all people with a disability.