- Location: Balwyn North VIC
- Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
- Category: Disability Services
Commencing March 2020. Mondays during school terms, from 4 pm to 7 pm. Need to be available one or more times each month.
- People with disability
- Wheelchair Access
Type of work
- Companionship & Social Support
- Disability Support
Interchange IE induction and training as well as accredited First Aid and CPR.
- National Police Certificate *
- Working with Children Check *
All volunteers are required to complete a national police check with Interchange IE, have an up-to-date Working With Children Check (WWCC) and complete a Disability Workers Exclusion Scheme (DWES) Check.
All volunteers must be over the age of 18 years.
* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
The Boroondara Volunteer Resource Centre is advertising the role on behalf of Interchange Inner East.
Interchange IE is a not-for-profit disability organisation operating in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. We support young people with a disability and their families to live an everyday life, by offering options for recreation, community activities, respite and support.
Building Connections will be a one-of-a-kind Lego program, open to young children (primary to early secondary school) living in the City of Boroondara and surrounding areas. Building Connections will not only support young children with a disability but will provide their siblings with the opportunity to be engaged in a fun and meaningful social activity.
Building Connections will run as a structured after-school program each Monday, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm during school terms. Volunteers are required from 4 pm to 7 pm, to assist with set up, the running of the program and pack down. We anticipate that the program will begin in early March 2020 and will be run from Greythorn Community Hub, Balwyn North.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Encourage and support Building Connections participants to interact with one another and participate in the program
- Promote independence and creativity in all participants
- Enhance participant safety by providing additional supervision
- Take guidance and direction from Interchange IE staff
- Attend any relevant training to develop skills and understanding
- Be available to volunteer at least once or more a month
Skills and Experience:
- Have an interest in volunteering with people with disabilities and their families
- Have a positive non-judgmental attitude to people with disabilities
- Have an energetic and enthusiastic nature
- Be willing to work as part of a team
- Have a passion or interest in Lego!
Training and Induction: Interested persons will be invited to attend an interview at an Interchange IE office. Successful applicants will be subject to a series of mandatory checks.
All volunteers need to complete an in-depth induction, which includes the completion of various online training modules as well attending an in-person induction session held during business hours, Monday to Friday. Volunteers without up-to-date First Aid and CPR certificates, will be provided with accredited First Aid and CPR training free-of-charge.
Benefits: Volunteering with Interchange IE is a rewarding experience. The time spent volunteering is flexible, and we can accommodate volunteers who want to balance their volunteering with other interests or commitments.