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MATES Volunteer Befriender - Ulverstone region

Apply now Role no: 496582
Availability: Business hours, Evenings, Mornings, Weekends
Time involved: 1 - 4 hours per week
Location: Regional TAS

  • The MATES program offers flexibility to its participants and volunteers but does require a 12 month minimum commitment.

The program

Providing one on one social support to members of our community who are struggling with their Mental Health. As a volunteer you would meet with your Mate on a weekly or fortnightly basis to spend time on shared activities and interests to create a positive and interactive connected experience for you both.

The opportunity

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.

Whatever your motivation, be it gaining experience for work, wanting to positively use some spare time, giving back or developing your own social connections, you will be rewarded by volunteering in this wonderful program.

The impact

As a MATES Volunteer, you will be matched with a suitable candidate who is seeking friendship and support to engage in social activities. 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 volunteer role description Download File VRD_MATES Volunteer Befriender_NW.pdf or contact Vanessa Matthews on (03) 6235 6077.

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

Advertised: Tasmania Daylight 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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