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Support Volunteer - Sydney Metropolitan area - # 17684

  • Location: Sydney NSW
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Health
  • Time Required

    Flexible over 7 days. 1-6 hours per week.

  • Type of work
    • Companionship & Social Support
    • Disability Support
  • Training

    A compulsory 3-day training session, provided. Next training 22, 23 June & 29 June 2019.

  • Requirements
    • National Police Certificate *

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

Caring volunteers are sought to provide one on one emotional and social support to people living with HIV/AIDS. Volunteers spend time with their client and are also expected to attend a support group for one hour each week to give and receive support to/from fellow volunteers and Social Workers of the project. Minimum of 6 month commitment to the project.

All volunteers receive comprehensive training, after which they will be matched with a client. A compulsory 3-day training session, provided. Next training 19, 20 & 26 October 2019.

A 4-day training session, providing information on HIV/AIDS, communication skills, mental health, and alcohol and other drugs to name just a few.

This role would suit people with a caring disposition, friendly and able to cope emotionally. The volunteer must have excellent English.