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Weekend Warriors! Facilitate a tele-friendship group! | Phone-based Social Support

  • Location: Melbourne VIC
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Community Services
  • Time Required

    Once a week, from 2-3pm on Saturdays.

  • Suitable for
    • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Type of work
    • Seniors & Aged Care
    • Companionship & Social Support
  • Training

    Induction, training, ongoing supervision and opportunities for professional development.

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

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

During these challenging times we need volunteers more than ever, to support isolated people in our community to feel socially connected again. If you’re a ‘people person’ and would like to make a difference to someone’s life, we would love to hear from you!

Do you find the weekend a bit of a challenge? Do you find Friday evening until Monday morning a marathon effort? Come along and meet fellow “weekend warriors” and together we can inspire and support one another with loads of fun, laughter and listening ears, to share our experiences and talk about what is happening in our lives and the world around us!

Uniting seeks enthusiastic volunteers to host a weekly friendship group on Saturdays from 2-3pm.

Telelink is a telephone support program which connects groups of up to 10 people across Melbourne. Skills required: • Ability to facilitate group so all participants are actively engaged, and share their stories • Strong communication skills and an interest in further developing skills in facilitation. • Ability to support participants to create connections that they can pursue beyond the group activity.

Interested? For further information, please contact 13 93 75 and quote CA-SEP-69.

Uniting is committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, volunteering with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and Working With Children Check (in Victoria) and/or Working With Vulnerable People Check (in Tasmania) prior to commencement in any service or undertaking.