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Become a Scrabble group volunteer - people with disabilities

Volunteer & Make a Meaningful Difference - Scrabble Group

Volunteer & Make a Meaningful Difference - Scrabble Group

  • Volunteers are recruited to promote social support/friendship within a program for people with mild to moderate disability.
  • Two Volunteers will facilitate a scrabble board game group, with 6 participants.
  • 2 to 3 hours a fortnight encourages friendships and social inclusion.
  • This Scrabble group will be newly formed in the Northern suburbs.

 

We are pleased to advise that the Melbourne City Mission Community Friend Program (CFP) is recruiting Volunteers to facilitate a Scrabble game Group for 2022 in Melbourne’s North (Fitzroy/Thornbury). CFP supports adult participants (18-64 years old), who are living with a mild to moderate disability and/or mental health issue. This includes physical, intellectual, psychiatric, sensory disability, acquired brain injury, and mental health.
The Scrabble group will have around 6 participants and 2 volunteers.
This group will meet up every fortnight (day/s and location yet to be confirmed).
CFP currently run 5 other groups, through North/West suburbs.
If you have a love for fun, hold enthusiasm for participant engagement and a general care to promote participant growth and expression – this is the role for you!

Volunteer Qualities

  • A commitment to the Community Friend Program and the participants (of at least 12 months)
  • Maturity and reliability
  • Effective communications and social skills
  • The ability to be a good role model
  • The ability to focus on the needs of others
  • The ability to seek advice as appropriate
  • An understanding of the importance of social connections and friendship

Once you have contacted CFP to express your interest, provided proof of three COVID-19 vaccinations and had a chat over the phone, an application will be sent to complete and return. We can meet on Zoom or in person for an induction/interview to get to know a little more about you and chat more about the program, and volunteers will apply for an NDIS Worker Screening Check.

Benefits can include:

  • Continual support from CFP coordinators via phone, email and in person
  • Training through programs or specific requirements
  • Up skill / work experience or learning new skills
  • Opportunity to act on your values, passions, and interests
  • Making new friendships and creating professional networks
  • Enjoying new social and cultural experiences
  • Invitations Mid-year and end of year gatherings, or one-off events
  • AccessEAP - entitled to 6 free and confidential counselling sessions annually. AccessEAP is a nationwide EAP provider that offers you or your family access to free and confidential face-to-face, video conference or phone counselling sessions at a time and place of your choosing.
  • Invites to Melbourne City Mission events/Zoom sessions
  • CFP quarterly Newsletters
  • Being a part of a wonderfully cultured Program, full of inclusion and diversity

 

Could you see yourself becoming a part of CFP..?

Feel free to get in contact with us to find out more!
For further information, please get in touch by email cfp@mcm.org.au 

Position details

  • Date posted

    23 March 2022
  • Closing Date

    24 March 2023
  • Location

    City of Moreland/Darebin
  • Work type

    Volunteer
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