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  • Location: Liverpool NSW, Liverpool NSW
  • Commitment: Regular - less than 6 months
  • Category: Disability Services
  • Time Required

    Approximately 2-4 hours per week, for a minimum of 12 weeks

  • Type of work
    • Disability Support
  • Training

    Training, orientation and ongoing support provided

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

    Must be over 18 years of age

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

Buddies are needed for a new and innovative Inclusive Volunteering Program, that supports people who have experienced a traumatic brain injury to participate in meaningful volunteering opportunities. The Program matches individuals with a Volunteer Buddy, who provides support and encouragement within the chosen host Organisation.

About the Role:

  • Accompany and support your Volunteer to participate in their chosen volunteer opportunity
  • Encourage and promote independence in accomplishing their given tasks
  • Ensure that your Volunteer experiences inclusion and social interaction while volunteering
  • Promote positive role modelling to your Volunteer and to the host Organisation’s community
  • Notice and report any potential hazards, risks or issues to the Program Manager
  • Time commitment is approximately 2-4 hours per week, for a minimum of 12 weeks
  • All Volunteer Buddies are required to attend a training program of 20 hours during their 12 weeks of volunteering, some of which will be delivered prior to commencement of role
  • All Volunteer Buddies require a current Police Check and Working With Children Check clearance

About You:

  • Patient, honest, kind, trustworthy, flexible
  • Able to commit to the full 12 weeks of the Program
  • Sensitivity and empathy in understanding the needs of your Volunteer
  • Clear understanding of confidentiality and adherence to Organisation’s policy on same
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to develop a rapport with others
  • Ability to engage with your Volunteer, provide appropriate support and be a positive role model
  • Previous volunteering experience is a bonus, but not essential

If you would like to help someone with a brain injury to feel more socially included, gain a sense of purpose, develop their skills and achieve their goals, we would love to hear from you!