Mentors/role models, Members of volunteer support team, Lead tenants and Child play supervisors, Family Access Network (FAN)
Contact Name: Stavrina Hadjielias -Manager of Volunteer Services
Contact Phone: 9890 2673
Contact Email: email@example.com
Vacancy number VV10031
Name of volunteer position Mentors/role models, Members of volunteer support team, Lead tenants, Child play supervisors
Agency type Family services
Volunteering activities type Visiting/social support/driving Working with kids/youth
What's on offer
Young people often express an interest in either learning new skills or sharing their experiences; volunteers are linked with clients who share common hobbies, interests and/or goals.
Volunteer Support Team:
The Support Team compromises of several volunteers who are designated to a specific transitional house and meeting with clients there on a weekly basis. The team offer to the young people an acceptance by the local community, modelling in relations to neighbourliness and good citizenship, an ever growing network of contacts and the time to sit and listen and to share in the little things in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.
As is the case within the wider community, when a group of young people live together in a shared house experience, there is a level of role modelling required. The lead tenant replicates this experience by residing with several clients with the aim of assisting young people to develop share house living skills, in order to maximise their capacity towards independent living.
Child Play Supervisors:
In most cases clients are simply unable to afford childcare and more often than not have limited support bases of family and friends available to look after their children. The volunteers support the role of the Childrenís Worker by focussing on the needs of the children, thereby making it easier for their parents to either attend workshops attached to the Life Skills Program or to attend appointments with Support Workers, minimising also the childís exposure to parentís stress or disclosures.
Location of roles 1030 Whitehorse Road Box Hill
Agency profile Family Access Network provides support to young people who are homeless and those at risk of homelessness
Age range 18+ or 21+ depending on volunteer role
Times and days Various
Minimum commitment period 12 months
Complete Application form ( see FAN website)
Provide four references
Training and support provided Attend induction training
Police check required Yes
Working With Children Card required Yes