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MATES - Chess and Scrabble Volunteer

Apply now Role no: 495585
Availability: Business hours, Mornings
Time involved: 1 hour per week
Location: Regional TAS

• Ongoing
• 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 support 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 sharing a game of chess, scrabble or similar and engaging in stimulating conversation about current affairs and big ideas.  

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 on (03) 6326 0400

Download File Volunteer Role Description MATES.pdf

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

Advertised: Tasmania Standard Time
Applications close: Tasmania Standard 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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