- Location: Ipswich QLD
- Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
- Category: Young People
- Every 3rd Saturday of month
- Skilled Volunteers
Type of work
- Companionship & Social Support
- Sport & Physical Activity
Volunteer Induction training
- National Police Certificate *
- Working with Children Check *
-Be between the ages of 16-35
-All perspective volunteers are required to undergo an initial suitability interview as well as undergo the Society screening and suitability checks including National Criminal History Check, eligible to hold a Blue Card and attend an induction. (All checks and inductions are provided at no cost to you)
-Be committed to undertaking at least 6 months of volunteer work as a Buddies Volunteer.
Vinnies Youth welcomes expressions of interest from any person that meets the eligibility criteria.
* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
WHO ARE BUDDIES DAY'S FOR? Children aged 8-12 years who are involved in our Buddies Day program come from a variety of backgrounds who benefit from community development.
WHAT TO EXPECT... Buddies Volunteers are part of a team who plan and facilitate the program. Expect to meet inspirational young people who do their best with life's challenges. You do not need to have experience working with children as all training will be provided.
The Ipswich Buddies Day program is held on the 3rd Saturday of the month. In addition to the monthly program, Vinnies Youth also hosts an annual camp for Buddies Day participants
A bit about Vinnies... The St Vincent de Paul Society is one of the most recognised charitable organisations that offers ‘a hand up’ to people in need. We do this by respecting their dignity, sharing our hope and encouraging them to take control of their destiny by providing practical support, advocacy and friendship. St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland is proactive in supporting child safety.
Training -No prior experience is required, but any relevant experience is welcomed. There may be opportunities within the organisation to gain accredited qualifications, such as Mental Health First aid, First aid and CPR. -You will receive training from the organisation before you start in your role as a volunteer.