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Organisation : The Glen

Location : NSW Regional

Time required : 3hrs/day

Duration of project : Ongoing

Sector : Drug, Alcohol & Addiction

Posted on : 17 Sep, 2019

About the role

About The Glen

Ngaimpe Aboriginal Corporation operates The Glen, the only Indigenous drug and alcohol rehabilitation servicing the Central Coast and wider NSW. The Glen’s award-winning program are designed to treat a client in a holistic manner. This means treating the person as a whole (spiritually, mentally, culturally and physically). It also means trying to not just treat their addiction but the things that may be causing the addictive behaviours. For more information, please see our website

Our values

The Glen’s purpose is to help Indigenous and Non-Indigenous people who can benefit from using our services. The Glen does not discriminate on any basis and is happy to serve anyone who can benefit from our program. 

  • We consider actions to be louder than words
  • We ground everything we do in a foundation of honesty
  • We treat everyone with respect
  • We exercise compassion to all our fellow human beings
  • We believe in social justice and equity
  • We believe in transparency and accountability
  • We believe in love and we believe that community and our connection to people are an important part of the healing process. 

About the role

The Glen is seeking volunteers for our daily work program which runs 4 days a week from 10am to 12pm.

The work program creates an opportunity for clients who don’t have much experience to develop a positive attitude towards work and learn how to communicate in a team environment. The Glen hopes the boys can carry that attitude and work ethic with them when it’s time to step back into society. We are seeking volunteers to support the work program who have the following skills:

  • Horticulture, landscaping and gardening
  • Cooking and hospitality
  • Computer and administration
  • Woodwork
  • Construction and handyman skills
  • Teaching
  • Cleaning

The Glen is also seeking volunteers with office skills to support in administration, IT and filing. Anyone with website, graphic design or computing experience is encouraged to apply. 

Minimum requirements:

  • Administration and IT skills (Microsoft Outlook Email & Calendar) to fit in with the team
  • Patience and ability to teach clients
  • Great communication skills (oral and written)
  • Open-mindedness and ability to listen and learn
  • Positive and non-judgemental attitude
  • Ability to work independently, to plan, prepare and be organised


What to expect

The Glen is a very unique work environment. We work with vulnerable Australians who have fallen through the cracks of society. Some of our clients are institutionalised, come from broken families and suffer from mental health issues. You can expect to hear inappropriate language from time to time. There will be difficult days so you will require patience, compassion, understanding and will need to tailor teaching methods according to the client.

The Glen is a planned and process-driven organisation, and you will be expected to use technology such as Microsoft Outlook email and calendars, Google to-do lists and Whatsapp to communicate with the team. There are times when things don’t go to plan, so expect the unexpected and be prepared to be flexible and dynamic.

Honesty is one of our values, so you can also expect honest feedback from other staff members when things can be done better. The Glen is an ambitious organisation, accredited under QIP and strives to continuously improve.



Volunteers are required to be available 9:30am to 12:30pm on Monday to Thursday (Volunteers can choose which day they are available but are expected to commit to that day).

Next steps

Please send applications (Cover Letter + CV) to by 11th October 2019. You will then potentially be invited to a volunteer information day on Thursday 17th October from 10am to 2pm.

Indigenous and Non Indigenous Australians are all encouraged to apply.

About the organisation

Organisation name : The Glen
Not for Profit : Yes

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this volunteering opportunity.

Please quote in application: Work program volunteers via Pro Bono Australia.




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