ID: 180455

Buddy Program Volunteer

Health Regular - less than 6 months Across: Deer Park VIC, St Albans VIC, Albion VIC, Ardeer VIC, Kealba VIC, Kings Park VIC, Sunshine West VIC

About this opportunity

You will make a difference by

  • Supporting community members to get active and connected with their local community
  • Supporting community members to participate in preferred activities.
  • Exploring options for local activities .

To succeed, you will need

  • Availability to commit to one session per week July to December 2022.
  • Ability to interact positively with IPC Health clients and staff
  • Willingness to work autonomously to support community members
  • Friendly, adaptable communication style and active listening skills
  • Familiarity with Brimbank area
  • Confidence communicating in English
  • Patience and flexibility
  • Willingness to undergo national police check organised and paid for by IPC Health
  • Current first aid qualifications or willingness to undertake first aid training
  • A current Working with Children Check specifying IPC Health as your place of volunteering
  • Evidence of Flu, COVID19, MMR, Varicella and Whooping Cough vaccinations or immunity
  • Access to mobile phone with internet capability
  • Full driver’s license and access to a car

Additional requirements

Covid-19 vaccination . Driver's Licence (C) . National Police Certificate *.

Evidence of immunisation or immunity to:
Whooping Cough

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

One session per week July to December 2022.

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • People Learning English
  • People with disability
  • Skilled Volunteers
Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support

Two induction and client briefing sessions plus ongoing support from IPC Health team members. First Aid training if needed.