About the role
Do you have a passion for social justice and smashing the stigma associated with mental health challenges? Do you love getting out into your local community and supporting others to engage with their community? If yes, Life in Community (LinC) is the program for you!
LinC matches volunteers one on one with people recovering from mental health challenges to get out into their local community to work on community orientated goals. LinC volunteers are guided by the person they’re matched with, by finding out what ‘community’ means to them and how they would like to participate. LinC volunteers are aware that everyone’s experience of belonging to community is different and they are respectful of this.
Meetings go for an hour or two every week or fortnight out in community spaces for a period of three months. Activities may include going for coffee, joining a group or class, going to the gym, libraries, local neighbourhood houses, walks, bike rides or even a round of mini golf.
Training and ongoing support will be provided.
For further information please see the position description or go to https://www.wellways.org/get-involved/life-community
About the organisation
Wellways Australia is a leading not-for-profit mental health and disability support organisation. We work with a diverse range of people living with mental health issues or various disabilities, and their families, friends and carers, to bring about positive change and build good lives in their communities.
How to apply
Phone : 0447562247
Email : LinCmetro@wellways.org
Please note: All applicants are required to attend an interview (in person or via Zoom), provide one referee (personal or professional) and meet all government requirements including but not limited to: police check, Working With Children Check, online NDIS module and provide evidence of an up to date COVID vaccination status / medical exemption. All successful applicants will be provided with a full day of training.
Please quote in application: LinC Volunteer – Fitzroy North via Pro Bono Australia.