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Organisation : North East Citizen Advocacy (NECA)

Location : Melbourne

Time required : 1 to 2 hours per week, flexible

Duration of project : Minimum 12 months

Sector : Disabilities

Posted on : 1 Feb, 2018

About the Role

NECA is a community based program in Darebin, Banyule, Nillumbik and Whittlesea which
creates a one-on-one relationship between a person with an intellectual disability and a volunteer.

It is a way to defend the interests and rights of people and a way for people to make a real difference in your local community.

People with intellectual disabilities are among the most disadvantaged and vulnerable groups within our community.

They have often experienced rejection and isolation from a young age and can become disconnected from the community.

Becoming a mentor and friend really does change their lives as your involvement promotes acceptance and inclusion for the participant.

Full support is provided throughout your role, therefore you don’t need any special qualifications or

The level of volunteering varies in each relationship depending on the participant’s needs, their current situation and goals/dreams for the future.

Common roles a volunteer can fulfill are:
– Sharing time, a simple gesture that create inclusion and self worth.
– Helping the participant reconnect or stay connected with family.
– Being a voice and standing up for the participant’s rights.
– Mentoring and providing a good example for the participant

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : North East Citizen Advocacy (NECA)
Not for Profit : Yes

Apply for this Position

For details concerning this role , please contact

Frank Damiano

Phone : 03 8407 3684

Email :

Please quote in application: Mentor & Advocate via Pro Bono Australia.


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