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Connections Mentor Volunteer - Adelaide

Apply now Role no: 495508
Availability: Business hours, Mornings
Time involved: 1 - 4 hours per week
Location: Adelaide

  • 2 hours a week - Flexible depending on availability  
  • 12 month commitment required
  • Adelaide Metropolitan area

The program 
The Connections program supports adults who are in contact with or exiting the justice system and are experiencing social isolation. The program provides assistance with re-integration back into society. This may include assistance with finding and accessing local services, government departments and building living skills. 

The opportunity
For this role you will meet weekly with the client and provide support and knowledge to assist them to re-integrate successfully into their community. You will do this by supporting them to link with services and organisations that they have identified as important to their social connection within their community. You will be non-judgmental and demonstrate compassion and patience with your interactions.

It would be great if you have knowledge and experience working with people of diverse backgrounds and an understanding of the rights and needs of vulnerable people who are in contact with the justice system in South Australia but this is not a requirement.  

The impact
As a Connections Mentor Volunteer you will provide support to vulnerable adults whilst gaining experience with the world's largest humanitarian organisation. You will also have access to ongoing training opportunities and the chance to learn about and contribute to the community justice sector. Whatever your motivation, volunteering at Red Cross is valuable to us and rewarding for you.

Please note: you will be required to upload a recent copy of your CV to submit this application

For more information, please see the volunteer role description or contact Natalia Rojas Parra 08 8100 459

Download File VRD -Connections Mentor June 2019.pdf

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

Advertised: Cen. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:

  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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