For new arrivals, it’s exciting and daunting to come to a new country. There is the promise of peace and a bright future, and the trepidation of navigating a new culture. Am I going to be happy? Are people going to be warm and friendly? Will they understand what I’ve been through?
MDA’s work is based on helping new arrivals overcome the everyday challenges of settling into a new country and working with them to build their futures. We work with individuals and families to access resources and services, providing cultural orientation about Australian life, helping them build networks and engage with their local community.
We do all this with the aim of helping new refugees and migrants regain independence, restore hope and foster that priceless feeling that they belong in their new home. There are many opportunities to explore as a volunteer for MDA.
If you are interested in volunteering with MDA or know someone who is looking for a new challenge please give me a call
Jill Armstrong – Regional Manager – MDA Ltd
Phone: (07) 4921 2222 Mobile 0499 500 322
Lifeline Rockhampton is looking for new volunteers to answer calls made to Lifeline’s 13 11 14 crisis line. This service helps thousands of Australians in crisis every year and is an important resource for the community. Without the support of dedicated volunteers, Lifeline would not be able to support help seekers from all over Australia 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
To apply for the Lifeline Crisis Supporter Training Course, please visit http://www.uccommunity.org.au/crisis-support-training
Applications close July 06, 2015.
For any further information please contact R.CSWT@uccommunity.org.au or call 49307300
Volunteer positions available.
The Salvation Army is presenting Low Intensity Substance Intervention programs in the prison and if you have a passion to see peoples lives change, and have an interest in teaching people how to get help with addiction, then give us a call. The program is a Christian based recovery program that The Salvation Army has been using for the past 50 years in their recovery centres, and is called the Bridge Program.
The start date for this program will be in the new financial year, and the position hours are yet to be organised, but may be one or two days a week. If you are interested please call us to make and appointment for an interview by contacting The Salvation Army in Park Street, on 49235600 , or contact Jenny Wayman by email – firstname.lastname@example.org
You must be willing to undergo a Corrections Police Check, and also a 2 hour induction at the Correctional Centre before you will be able to assist. If you have had previous work in this area, or enjoy teaching, this would be an advantage.
Human Ethics Committee – 2 vacancies
Category C – person with knowledge of, and current experience in, the professional care, counselling or treatment of people; for example, a nurse or allied health professional;
These positions are voluntary positions only, and do not include remuneration. Travel and accommodation associated with participating on the committee is available where appropriate, and there are opportunities for fully funded attendance at conferences or other professional development opportunities in association with committee work.
Further information about the vacancies or about the work of each committee is available by contacting the Ethics Officer, Ms Sue Evans, on telephone 4923 2603 or by e-mail: email@example.com.
Expressions of Interest close on Friday 5 June 2015. Please email a letter of introduction and a brief resume or CV to the ethics officer on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Community Visitors Scheme is for older people who could benefit from having a volunteer visit them to provide friendship and company. Caring and dedicated Community Visitors Scheme volunteers visit for one a per week. The visits are relaxed and social in nature, where you might chat together, reminisce, listen to music, read the newspaper or play card games
Attached is a brochure about volunteering with Red Cross in this lovely program
With so many elderly who live at home and can become socially isolated, this is a wonderful program where Red Cross matches volunteers with people on the basis of shared interests, personality, similar backgrounds and preferences.