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Friend of The Family Volunteer

  • Location: Underwood QLD
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Community Services
  • Time Required

    Families thrive when they receive stable and consistent support, so we are seeking volunteers who have time and energy to commit to the role on a weekly basis for 2-3 hours (business hours) over a minimum 9months. Volunteers utilise a business vehicle for home and community visits.

  • Suitable for
    • People Learning English
    • Families with Children
    • Skilled Volunteers
    • Centrelink Volunteers
    • Work Experience
  • Type of work
    • Driving & Transportation
    • Counselling & Help Line
    • Companionship & Social Support
  • Training

    Role specific training

  • Requirements
    • Working with Children Check *
    • Driver's Licence (C)

    GOOD FOR:

    Skilled volunteers
    Work experience
    This role is ideal for parents and grandparents. It provides opportunity to draw from your own experience and knowledge while supporting families, giving back to the community, meeting new people, and developing new skills in a welcoming and supportive workplace.

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

We are looking for individuals who have a strong interest in helping others and working with children and families.

Our “Friend of the Family” volunteers need to have an open mind, great communication and listening skills, a non-judgemental approach and a willingness to learn. Volunteers must have the ability to maintain confidentiality and professional boundaries, be responsible in communicating any concerns, be reliable and mature, and be physically able to interact with children. IFSS also requires that our volunteers hold a current QLD open driver's licence, be eligible for a Blue Card, and be aged over 21years.

Our volunteers are valued members of a dedicated care team, with Caseworker carrying primary responsibility for the case. We are seeking volunteers who have time and energy to commit to the role on a weekly basis (business hours) over a minimum 9 months. Volunteers utilise a business vehicle for home and community visits.

To enable volunteers to support families they access a volunteer coordinator, attend training and regular supervision. Referrals are matched based on availability, skills and interests, and relevant risk and safety measures are followed.

The “Friend of the Family” role is ideal for parents and grandparents who have knowledge and skills to share. Volunteering with IFSS provides opportunity for new learnings, building networks and meeting new people, and giving back to the community in a welcoming and supportive workplace. IFSS is able to provide a volunteer reference following 3 months of active volunteering with the organisation.


You can not apply for this role as it is no longer available.