ID: 13479

Volunteer Educator

Health Regular - more than 6 months Ainslie ACT

About this opportunity

Want to help us change community attitudes about Mental Illness? Have you, a relative or a friend, experienced a mental illness? Can you relate well to young people and work in a team? Would you feel comfortable talking about your experiences?

Mental Illness Education ACT (MIEACT) is looking for volunteers to give presentations about mental illness to High School and College students as well as to the ACT community.

All volunteers receive training, work in pairs, are reimbursed for expenses and enjoy on-going support from MIEACT staff, access to MIEACT resources (such as the library), training in public speaking, radio presentation and other professional development. The intital two day training, for successful participants, includes accreditaion for 'Apply Lived Experience in Mental Health Peer Work'.

MIEACT has been providing education presentations to the ACT community for over 20 years; our school education program is delivered to ACT Secondary Schools, Colleges and Universities.


Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.

Personal experience of mental illness, either your own, of a friend or a family member.

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

MIEACT has a continuous stream of presentations, so the time you offer is dependent on your personal availability

Suitable for
  • People with disability
  • Skilled Volunteers
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Younger volunteers, aged 14-18
Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Education & Training
  • Marketing, Media & Communications
Training

Initial Volunteer Educator Training Course, includes accreditation

Reimbursement

Once trained, ongoing reimbursments.