Program description

Mary MacKillop Outreach (MMO) provides safe, friendly and supported centre-based and community participation day programs for people with a disability.

The service offers an extensive portfolio of educational programs and also provides community based activities through regular recreational and educational bus outings.

Volunteer position description

As a volunteer you would be:

  • Joining in activities with those we support and  encouraging their participation;
  • Facilitating programs under the mentorship of staff;
  • Assisting with preparation, serving and clean-up of meals;
  • Assisting with care support plans;
  • Providing social and peer support – listening and conversing with clients; and
  • Attending volunteer meetings and certain activities.

Volunteer requirements

All volunteers will be required to:

  • Participate in a phone interview;
  • Complete a Volunteer Application, providing the contact details of two referees;
  • Undertake a Working with Children Check;
  • Consent to a National Criminal History Check through the St Vincent de Paul Society;
  • Have interest and ability to work in a program involved in mental health issues;
  • Willingness to undertake required training if required;
  • Commitment  to maintaining confidentiality and work as part of a team;
  • An ability to show empathy, be non-judgemental and show respect at all times;
  • First Aid Certificate is desirable but not essential; and
  • Follow program policies including Work, Health & Safety.

Location

Mary MacKillop Outreach
1 -5 Rogers Ave, Haberfield NSW 2045

Operating times and commitment

Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 2.00pm. Minimum requirement is to attend for at least one day (5 hours) per week over a three month period, however this is negotiable.

Agency contact details

Please email your expression of interest to acuengagement@acu.edu.au

In your email please indicate:

  • your student number;
  • your community engagement unit;
  • your availability to participate in this program;
  • the number of placement hours you would like to complete with the St Vincent de Paul Society;
  • whether you have a current and valid Working With Children Check Clearance; and
  • whether you are already volunteering with the St Vincent de Paul Society.

 

ACU Policy & Procedure

ACU Policies and Procedures aim to keep both you and the communities you interact with legally, physically and ethically safe. It is a requirement of all community engagement placements that you read and familiarise yourself with ACU policies and procedures prior to commencement.

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