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Support Volunteer - Metropolitan area - # 7730

  • 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 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.

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.