ID: 94256

Companionship and Child Care Support Volunteer

Migrant Support Long Term Wiley Park, NSW

About this opportunity

A newly arrived refugee family needs help with their family and support as they go through the resettlement process. The family has a 6, 2.5 and 1.5 year old and they would love some help with getting out of the house to do grocery shopping, juggling children, buggies and bags. This is a difficult enough task when you are familiar with your surroundings, but it is made so much harder when you are in a totally foreign environment, without family or friends to offer support.

As a Volunteer you would provide some respite for the family by engaging the children in play, which would give their mother time to prepare meals, attend to domestic duties etc. You would also be there in a companionship capacity, helping the family connect to the local community, providing a listening ear and working closely with their caseworker to identify challenges the family are facing whilst going through the resettlement process.

This is a very rewarding and positive role that requires an ongoing commitment to make weekly visits, for at least 6 months. You would need to be over 18 years of age, be willing to undertake a Working With Children Check and National Police Check, as well as provide 2 referees.

All Volunteers receive training, induction and workplace health and safety instruction before they start.

You can make a real, transformational impact in this family’s life, in so many ways, through ongoing support and companionship. If you would like to join this Organisation’s dedicated and friendly team of Volunteers, we would love to hear from you.


Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.

Must be over 18 years of age

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

Once a week, any day, minimum 6 month commitment

Interested in
  • Childcare
  • Companionship and Social Support
Training

3 hour induction training before commencement