ID: 142842

Community Engagement Volunteer

Homeless Regular - more than 6 months Adelaide SA

About this opportunity

Carrington Cottages offers transitional accommodation to people who have experienced homelessness.

Do you have the patience and perseverance to be a mentor to a person who has experienced homelessness? Could you walk alongside them as they take their first steps towards a more stable future? Carrington Cottages Ltd (CCL) is commencing an innovative program, aimed at people who have experienced homelessness but are now on the road to a different life.

We are looking for volunteers to become trained mentors and support people in the Adelaide metropolitan suburbs.

An ideal mentor would be easy going, a good communicator, have varied life experiences and have good connections within the community. CCL is looking to support mentor/client relationships for up to one year and we are seeking volunteers with at least 1 hour per week to spare. This program offers comprehensive training and ongoing support from the CCL staff.

Make a difference to a socially isolated person – become a Carrington Cottages volunteer!

Volunteers would need to be willing to work with a tenant as they upskill to become successful in maintaining their tenancy in the community.

A certain level of maturity and lived experiences would help a volunteer to understand, from the tenant's perspective, the challenges they are facing.

Additional requirements

Driver's Licence (C) . National Police Certificate *.

Please Note:
* During the Covid-19 pandemic, organisations should be providing all necessary Covid-19 safety protection measures for volunteers following the advice of both the State or Territory Governments and the Federal Government. Your safety and wellbeing is your priority. Familiarise yourself with the most up-to-date requirements and advice from the Australian and NT and SA State Governments.
* As each organisation provides different levels/types of insurance, volunteers are reminded to check with the organisation as to the type of insurance provided for volunteers (e.g. Volunteer Personal Accident Insurance).
* Best practice volunteer involvement recommends that a volunteer role should not be more than 15-16 hours per week.

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

Any week day * Best practice volunteer involvement recommends that a volunteer role be a maximum of 15-16 hours per week.

Suitable for
  • Skilled Volunteers
Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support