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Companion/Bus Assistant -Nth Strathfield/Metro Area - # 7584

  • Location: North Strathfield NSW
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Community Services
  • Time Required

    6-8 hours, last Saturday of the month.

  • Suitable for
    • Younger volunteers, aged 14-18
  • Type of work
    • Companionship & Social Support
    • Disability Support
  • Training

    On-the-job and more in-depth training 2-3 times per year in North Strathfield.

  • Requirements
    • National Police Certificate *

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

Accompany vision/hearing impaired people on an outing in the metropolitan area, on the last Saturday of the month for their Hand-Over-Hand Club Outings. You can also meet at venue. Ability to communicate with deafblind people using Auslan, fingerspelling or other communication. Ability in communication methods welcome, but not essential, you will be trained. Venue changes each month. Volunteers will need a good level of English to communicate effectively communicate especially with the hearing impaired .

Minimum age is 17 years.

Benefits: Gain satisfaction from the knowledge that you are giving enjoyment to a group of visually/hearing impaired people. Meet new people.

Volunteering NSW’s Volunteer Referral Service assists individuals to find volunteer opportunities that match your interests, skills, location and time available to volunteer.

Be sure to provide a phone number on your Expression of Interest, so we can contact you without delay.

If this your first time volunteering, or your first time volunteering in Australia, you may wish to attend Volunteering NSW’s Bridge to Volunteering information seminar held every Friday and learn more about volunteering, how to choose the right volunteer job, the benefits of volunteering and your rights and responsibilities as a volunteer. Details on how to register for this seminar will be included on the email you receive when you Express Interest in this role.