ID: 159852

Chapter Leader

Veteran Services Regular - more than 6 months Brisbane City QLD

About this opportunity

Buddy Up Australia offers a way for people who have served their country, either domestically or overseas, to connect with like-minded people and feel that sense of purpose again. That’s through physical fitness and volunteering for worthwhile projects.

Founded in Perth, our goal is to run chapters Australia-wide which meet the needs of serving and ex-serving personnel just like us (police, fire, ambulance and military). Let’s keep our buddies in the well zone. Through purposeful volunteering, physical and social activities, you’ll find a sense of purpose and gain a team of mates while contributing to your community.

The unique set of skills and abilities gained by serving our country and community, gives our current and ex-service personnel the capacity to help make our communities better, safer places to live – and you can be part of that.

We want to keep our buddies in the ‘well zone’ of mental and physical health.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Promote and maintain membership to build connection.

  • Co-ordinate and manage Chapter Events to build community, wellness and sense of purpose. ie group walks, volunteering, social BBQ's.

  • Collaborate with other organisations to build community and demystify services for our members.

  • Increase the positive public image of Buddy Up Australia to give our members a sense of identity.

  • Run events (if qualified) to build community, wellness and a sense of purpose.

  • Generate and maintain reports.

  • Communicate key details to members for events in written form (eg via email, Facebook, Instagram).

  • Run and document a risk assessment on all events and brief members that attend events on key safety areas and expectations.

  • Work autonomously or with a Chapter Mentor Buddy.

  • Collaborate with members including other Chapter Leaders to provide events and services that our membership base want.

Qualifications and Experience

  • First Aid (training provided/maintained by Buddy Up Australia).

  • Mental Health First Aid (training provided/maintained by Buddy Up Australia).

  • Australian C Class Licence.

  • Ability to use social media platforms (Facebook and Instagram), online conferencing using Zoom and email to communicate to our membership base.


  • Basic food safety training where food is supplied at events.

  • Certificate IV in Fitness to hold fitness events.

  • Worked within the ADF or Emergency Services or for a Non-For-Profit Organisation

Additional requirements

Driver's Licence (C) .

Time Required

The role will take up to approximately 10 hours per week and focuses around communication and socialisation with members, scheduling events, reporting..........

Suitable for
  • Skilled Volunteers
Type of work
  • Administration & Office Management
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Fundraising & Events
  • Sport & Physical Activity

Working from your home, Buddy Up Australia will offer training opportunities to Chapter Leaders to build their ability in the role, which may include funded interstate travel for Chapter Leader leadership development. This role whilst unpaid, may include