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Social Connection Activity Volunteer

Social Support & Visiting

Position Description: Social connection is an important component of mental health wellbeing. Social connection activities facilitates the engagement of individuals in meaningful and inclusive activities that strengthen their sense of connection, wellbeing, independence and confidence. That being said we are looking for friendly people who are wanting to make a difference in our community by helping us to plan and deliver social connection activities at the Gladstone Mindcare Hub. To register your interest head to our website and follow the volunteer link.

Position Location: Gladstone

Required Skills / Experience: **In the role you will be required to**, - design, plan and deliver social connection activities - Assist with delivery of social connection activities – activities can include art and craft, board games, movies, music, cooking, exercise - Providing companionship and communicating with participants of activities - Complete reports about activities

Gained Skills / Experience: You will be provided with both an online and in person induction. You will also be provided with relevant training and ongoing support.

Training Offered / Provided:

  • Induction
  • On The Job Training
  • Training Session

Specialised support available for volunteers:

  • With a Disability
  • With Special Needs
  • From a non-English-speaking background

Specical Requirements:

  • Working with Children Check (Blue Card)
  • National Police Check
  • Current Driver's License

Days & Times Available: Variable. Rosters are published on Gladstone Mindcare’s online volunteering platform – Volaby – and you can elect whether or not you wish to volunteer in each instance.

Organisation Name: Gladstone Mindcare

Organisation Category: Community Service, Health, Welfare

Purpose/Mission Statement: Gladstone Mindcare promotes improved mental health and wellbeing by empowering our community through education, information and connectivity to achieve our Vision of a community that is mentally well, resilient and stigma free.

Services Provided: A safe and inclusive community space to ease the way for community members to access information and referral to support for mental health, alcohol and other drug challenges, reducing the feelings of stress and vulnerability that can be associated with accessing support. The diversity of our network enables the right fit of service to each individual's need. Offering the right mix of early interventions through social connection and health promotion activities and support to access more specialised treatment-based approaches if needed. Gladstone Mindcare aims to help more people access the support they need sooner. By assisting individuals to reach the right support at the right time we can: provide preventative support in a timely way to avoid escalations tailor supports for those that would benefit from early interventions in community settings empower individuals to access self-managed support bring relief to individuals who may otherwise get lost in the process streamline access to services in a timely manner offer social connection and health promotion activities before the need to refer to professional health specialists avoid escalation of current experiences to more serious support needs

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