Blind Citizens Australia (BCA) is the national peak consumer group for people who are blind or vision impaired in Australia. Our national office is based in Melbourne CBD.  However, we also have offices in some other states.

Blind Citizens Australia Sydney Branch is seeking assistance for up to one day per fortnight, primarily to support the functioning of a Sydney-based social support group which provides much-needed peer support for people who are blind or vision impaired. The social support group, consisting of adults with vision and other disabilities, operates in North Strathfield, Burwood and, from time to time, the Greater Sydney and surrounding areas.  It meets, usually on the second and fourth Thursday of each month and occasionally on other weekdays and weekends, to receive peer support through discussing matters of mutual interest and undertaking a range of social activities. 

The role

Students will assist by providing: 

  • a relaxed environment through researching and planning social activities (in consultation with group members);
  • practical support to group members; and 
  • completion of other tasks where required. 

Students will need a willingness to assist group members to research venues for social activities and a willingness to assist members to access refreshments and meals. 

Students will work under the direction and guidance of group leaders and staff.

How to apply

More information about requirements, dates, times, and locations for this opportunity can be found on InPlace. Students can also apply to any available opportunity directly through InPlace. For information and tools on how to use InPlace, please refer to 'Applying with InPlace' module in the Community Engagement Canvas Course.

Before applying for an opportunity please ensure:

  • You understand and will follow any COVID-safe practices as determined by ACU, the organisation offering this opportunity or the public health orders of your state.
  • You are willing to undertake further processing as required and acknowledge that your ACU email address and the information you provide in your application will be shared with the organisation that offers this opportunity. The organisation will keep your personal information confidential.
  • You have read the 'Safety and Wellbeing' module in the Community Engagement course.

Opportunities are available in line with the needs of our community partners. If this opportunity is not listed in InPlace it may not be open, it may be at capacity, or you may not be eligible.

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If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact ACU Engagement.

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