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Become a Music group volunteer of people with disabilities.

Volunteer & Make a Meaningful Difference - Music Group

  • Volunteers are recruited to promote social support/friendship within a program for people with mild to moderate disability.
  • Two Volunteers will facilitate a bowling group, with 6 participants.
  • 2 to 3 hours a fortnight encourages friendships and social inclusion.
  • This music group is brand new to the program and will be a structured process.
  • The music group will be held at a music studio in Coburg
     

We are pleased to advise that the Melbourne City Mission Community Friend Program (CFP) is recruiting Volunteers to facilitate a Music Group for 2022 in Melbourne’s North (Coburg). CFP supports adult participants (18-64 years old), who are living with a mild disability or mental health issue. The music group will be held at a music studio in Coburg.

The music group will have around 6 participants 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. 

A studio space will be available for use, located in Coburg.  Music instruments and equipment will be supplied for use in the group. Instruments include, guitars, keyboards, microphones, drum kit, Tabla drums etc. 

CFP are in the stages of confirming final details for the Music Group. We are hoping this group will meet up every fortnight. At present, we are gauging availability to decide if this will be on a weekend or during the week. 

We do not specifically require musicians to volunteer with the group However, it would be beneficial if a guitarist was interested in volunteering.. If you have a love for music, hold enthusiasm for participant engagement and a general care to promote participant growth and expression – this is the role for you..! 

We do not require specific qualifications. The qualities we look for in volunteers are: 

  • 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, an application will be sent to complete and return, then 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

    19 January 2022
  • Closing Date

    31 January 2023
  • Location

    City of Moreland
  • Work type

    Volunteer
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