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Volunteer befriender - MATES Program - Launceston

Apply now Role no: 497254
Availability: Business hours, Evenings, Mornings, Weekends
Time involved: 1 - 4 hours per week
Location: Regional TAS

• Minimum commitment of 12 months
• 1-4 hours per week. Evenings and weekends

The program

Red Cross works with individuals living with mental illness and experiencing social isolation to improve wellbeing and social connection and support their recovery. We do this by matching volunteers with socially isolated individuals to participate in social activities together.

The Mates program focusses on the person, their strengths and abilities, rather than their mental illness. Right now we are looking for volunteers with either lived experience or professional experience in supporting a person with trauma OR family violence OR complex needs.

The opportunity

Do you want to make a difference - pay it forward?

The opportunity to give back to your community.

To make a real difference in someone's life.

The opportunity to explore places and activities with someone with shared interests.

The opportunity to be a part of an organisation such as Red Cross.

The impact

As a MATES volunteer, you'll brighten the life of someone experiencing social isolation by offering them companionship and friendship and helping to open doors to other new friendships. Right now we are looking for volunteers with lived experience in supporting a person with trauma OR family violence OR complex needs. 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 Download File Volunteer Role Description - MATES North 2021.pdf or contact Rochelle Hughes on 0401 220 429 on Monday - Thursday.

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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