ID: 158785

Leisure Buddy (Friendship role)

Disability Services Regular - more than 6 months Dallas VIC

About this opportunity

Inclusion Melbourne's Leisure Buddy program aims at matching adults with disabilities with volunteers who live close by and have shared mutual interests. Have you got a spare hour or two per fortnight? Are you friendly and reliable?

James is seeking the friendship of a young male and as part of this wanting to explore his local shopping center and sporting events. No special qualifications or previous experience are required. The two of you will meet weekly or fortnightly on weekends.

Inclusion Melbourne believes that people with a disability should be able to live in an inclusive community, supported by people who genuinely care for them, and have the same opportunities to participate in community life.


Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *.

-All applicants must be over 18 years of age
-All applicants will be required to complete a Disability Workers Exclusion Scheme form at interview.
-All prospective volunteers are required to complete an Information Session
-2 positive professional reference checks are required
-An statutory declaration for is required for anyone who has resided out of Australia declaring no criminal convictions.

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

2-3 hours a week or fortnight on weekends

Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Disability Support
Training

*Induction training (mandatory) and *Free professional development workshops offered throughout the year to those who are interested

Reimbursement

Any reimbursement is negotiated on a case by case basis.