Women's Information Service Community Outreach Volunteer - Murray Bridge

Women's Information Service

The Haven at Murray Bridge provides information to women, by email, over the phone and in person. The heart and soul of WIS is about listening to women, identifying key issues, and providing information and referrals to assist them with life decisions. We aim to increase access to information that gives choice and empowerment.


The tasks that WIS Outreach volunteers do are varied and many involve engaging with women from the local community. Volunteers tasks include:



  • Regular administration tasks to support the service

  • Talk with women who come to The Haven specifically for assistance.

  • Support established groups within the centre, build rapport and assist with relevant WIS information and referrals.

  • Develop and deliver (with support) non therapeutic groups that can fill a need in the community, build rapport and assist with relevant WIS information and referrals.

  • Organize community information sessions around topics of interest

  • Promote the Murray Bridge Community Centre and The Haven to community groups and community services.

  • Develop opportunities for The Haven volunteers to be involved with in the local community.

  • Attend community events and expos on WIS stalls


Prior to an offer of a volunteer position being made, candidates must:
• Provide a current National Police Check
• Agree to undergo a Department of Human Services Vulnerable Person Related Employment and/or Working with Children screening check.



Express interest

  • Location: Murray Bridge SA
  • Category Community Services

Suitable for

  • Skilled Volunteers
  • Centrelink Volunteers

Commitment

Regular - more than 6 months

Time Required

Volunteers are required to attend at least one four-hour shift per week unless an alternative has been negotiated with the Coordinator.

Training

Comprehensive training will be provided.

Requirements

  • National Police Certificate *
  • Working with Children Check *

*Please note:
It’s important that organisations continue to monitor and follow the advice and guidelines of both State or Territory, and Federal Governments in relation to the latest COVID-19 requirements.
* As each organisation provides different levels/types of insurance, volunteers are reminded to check with the organisation as to the type of insurance provided for volunteers (e.g. Voluntary Workers Personal Accident Insurance).
* Best practice volunteer involvement recommends that a volunteer role should not be more than 15-16 hours per week.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

Reimbursement

Reimbursement the value of a public transport day ticket. Not during training

Express interest