ID: 196585

Friday/Saturday Adventure Buddy - Disability Support for Day Adventures

Recreation Regular - less than 6 months Brisbane City QLD

About this opportunity

Description of opportunity:

Our Inclusive Activities Program runs on Saturday Mornings, generally between the hours of 8am-12pm. These activities occur across various Brisbane locations, and could involve going for a canoe at Raby Bay, or exploring the wetlands at Tinchi Tamba Reserve. It would be expected that you could attend one or two of these 3-hour activities per month as we would like you to build rapport with our participants.

As an Adventure Buddy, you will assist the team leader in delivering our nature-based activities by either buddying up with an individual, taking epic adventure shots, or simply providing a hand to help someone in and out of the water. Small acts of kindness are our love language!

Impact and Benefits of volunteering with us:

  • Connect with those in your community.
  • Build communication and teamwork skills.
  • Create an inclusive and accessible space for everyone.
  • Learn about, and share your knowledge of and passion for, the environment.

Essential Criteria:

  • Be available for one or two activities per month.
  • Possession, or willing to possess, a Working with Children Check (QLD Blue Card)
  • Access to a vehicle, or public transport, for getting to and from activities (insured and roadworthy vehicle is a must)
  • Understanding and commitment to the rights and interests of people with disabilities, mental health, and youth
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build relationships.
  • A strong understanding of social inclusion A passion for gardening and being in nature.

About Nature Freedom:

Nature Freedom was founded by Mathew Townsend in 2017. Its aim is to create inclusive and accessible nature-based activities to facilitate community engagement. We further aim to provide employment opportunities within our organisation for people with disabilities. To find our more, head to our website - naturefreedom.org.au


Additional requirements

Covid-19 vaccination . Driver's Licence (C) . Working with Children Check *. Working with Vulnerable People Check .

Must have access to a vehicle, or frequent public transport, for getting to and from activities.

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

Availability to attend one or two 3-hour activities per month. We operate on Saturday mornings (and some Fridays between 8am to 4pm), generally between the hours of 8am-12pm. We respect our volunteers and the time and energy they bring to our programs. We provide flexible roles and opportunities!

Suitable for
  • Families with Children
  • People Learning English
  • People with disability
  • Work Experience
Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Disability Support
  • Sport & Physical Activity
  • Tour Guides, Information & Heritage
Training

Induction & onboarding workshop, followed by ongoing training if required.

Reimbursement

If purchases are made on behalf of Nature Freedom, these will be reimbursed to you.