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Mates Champion Volunteer - North, Georgetown and Dorset

Apply now Role no: 493883
Availability: Evenings, Mornings, Weekends
Time involved: 1 - 4 hours per week
Location: Regional TAS

• Flexible days and times
• Minimum commitment of 12 months

The program

Red Cross supports individuals living with a diagnosed mental illness to improve wellbeing, social connection, and supports their recovery. We do this by matching volunteers with socially isolated individuals living with a mental illness to participate in social activities together.

The opportunity

Do you want to make a difference? – Pay it Forward
Whatever your motivation, be it gaining experience for work, filling in time, giving back or developing your own social connections, you will be rewarded by volunteering in this wonderful program.

This role suits someone over the age of 18 who is a good listener, has empathy, and can commit to one hour a week for participation in local social activities.

The impact

As a Mates Volunteer, you’ll brighten the life of someone suffering vulnerability by offering them companionship and friendship. Red Cross will ensure you have training, ongoing support and access to other opportunities within the World’s largest humanitarian network.

For more information, please see the position description below or contact Rochelle Hughes (03) 6326 0400

Role Description -Download FileVolunteer Role Description MATES.pdf

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Advertised: Tasmania Daylight Time
Applications close: Tasmania Daylight Time

  1. Submit your application Tell us about yourself along with any skills and experience you can bring to Red Cross by completing an online application.
  2. Meet with us Have a chat with us about the volunteer role you have applied for and see whether it’s a good match for you and for us.
  3. Complete some checks If you are successful in getting the role we’ll ask you to complete a Police Check. In some cases a Working With Children Check may also be required.
  4. Get started! At this stage, it’s time for your induction and training as you’re now an official Red Cross Volunteer.

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