ID: 158923

Leisure Buddy (friendship with Tommy)

Disability Services Regular - more than 6 months Forest Hill VIC

About this opportunity

You will play a vital role by providing ongoing companionship and social inclusion to Tommy and thereby reduce the effects of loneliness and isolation. You will also make an amazing, new friend! Tommy is a 39 year old man with an intellectual disability who lives in a group home. Tommy is a polite and sociable man who enjoys movies, exercising, social events and going for coffee. Tommy would love to have a mate who is available for fortnightly outings, usually on weekends. Outings will be discussed to ensure they are Covid safe and in line with current restrictions. No previous experience is required. Competencies include a warm and caring attitude as well as empathy, good communication skills and a genuine desire to make a difference. Reliability and a willingness to commit to very regular contact for a minimum of 12 months is a requirement.

Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *.

NDIS Worker Screening Check and statutory declaration.
Provide contact details for 2 professional referees.
Attendance at an interview with coordinator.
All applicants must be over 18 years of age.

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

Fortnightly outings for 2-3 hours on weekends or weekdays as arranged by mutual agreement between volunteer and buddy.

Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Disability Support
  • Sport & Physical Activity

Induction training through Inclusion Melbourne and online National Disability Insurance Scheme training.


Reimbursement to be negotiated on a case by case basis.