ID: 168965

Women's Information Service Community Outreach Volunteer - Port Pirie

Community Services Regular - more than 6 months Port Pirie SA

About this opportunity

The Haven at Port Pirie provides information to women, by email, over the phone and in person. The heart and soul of WIS is about listening to women, identifying key issues, and providing information and referrals to assist them with life decisions. We aim to increase access to information that gives choice and empowerment.

The tasks that WIS Outreach volunteers do are varied and many involve engaging with women from the local community. Tasks for volunteers include:

  • Regular administration tasks to support the service
  • Talk with women who come to The Haven specifically for assistance.
  • Support established groups within the centre, build rapport and assist with relevant WIS information and referrals
  • Develop and deliver (with support) nontherapeutic groups that can fill a need in the community, build rapport and assist with relevant WIS information and referrals
  • Organize community information sessions around topics of interest
  • Promote the Port Pirie Community Centre and The Haven to community groups and community services
  • Develop opportunities for The Haven volunteers to be involved with in the local community
  • Attend community events and expos on WIS stalls.

Prior to an offer of a volunteer position being made, candidates must:

  • Agree to undergo a Department of Human Services Vulnerable Person Related Employment and/or Working with Children screening check.


Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.

*Please note:
It’s important that organisations continue to monitor and follow the advice and guidelines of both State or Territory, and Federal Governments in relation to the latest COVID-19 requirements.
* 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. Voluntary Workers 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

Volunteers are required to commit to training and from then we ask that our volunteers commit to a minimum of one shift per week, a morning or afternoon shift of 4 hours.

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Families with Children
  • People with disability
  • Skilled Volunteers
Type of work
  • Administration & Office Management
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Counselling & Help Line
Training

Comprehensive training will be provided.

Reimbursement

Reimbursement of the value of a public transport day ticket. Not during training