ID: 7661

Fishing Volunteer for Fishing Program - Albany

Recreation Regular - more than 6 months Albany WA

About this opportunity

Fishing is one of the most popular recreational activities in Australia. Until recently this activity has been difficult, if not impossible for many people with disabilities. Fishability operates a fishing program, which enables people with disabilities an opportunity to participate in recreational fishing. As a volunteer in this position you will help those with disabilities experience the fun of fishing, by: • Giving practical assistance - setting up fishing gear, baiting and casting a line, and catch care; • Showing an awareness of current rules and regulations regarding recreational fishing; • Developing relationships with participants to enhance their self-esteem, life skills, awareness of the environment and experience a quality outdoor activity; Volunteers are not expected to assist with personal care of participants as support workers accompany all participants. All that is required is a love of the outdoors, a passion to provide an extra level of support to those needing it, and a friendly can-do attitude! Uniforms, training (2-day event annually) and social functions are provided to all volunteers.

Additional requirements

Driver's Licence (C) . National Police Certificate *.

To be a volunteer in this role you probably love the outdoors; really enjoy interacting and supporting people with disabilities; love working as part of a team; enjoy the satisfaction of helping others to develop their independence; and more than likely really love fishing. Need to be a proficient swimmer (basic level).

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

Emu Point Jetty, 9:30am – 11:30am every Friday.

Suitable for
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Younger volunteers, aged 14-18
Type of work
  • Disability Support
  • Sport & Physical Activity

Induction and First Aid.