Interview Friends Volunteers
Anglicare ACT and the ACT Public Advocate are in need of volunteers to assist with the ACT Interview Friends Program.
The Interview Friends program has been operating for more than 20 years and some volunteers have been with the program since its inception. It is a rewarding program to be involved in and is highly valued by members of the ACT Police.
Interview Friends provide independent and confidential support to children and young people who have been detained by police for interviewing in relation to an offence, and who do not have a parent or other adult who can be present with them. The interview Friend’s role is one of support and to ensure the rights of the child are upheld.
Please note this program runs outside of business hours and can involve late nights and/or early mornings.
If you are interested in becoming an Interview Friend or want to find out more about the program and the role of the Interview Friend, please contact Taylor Jackson at Anglicare on 6232 2443 or email email@example.com
Disaster Recovery Volunteers
When disasters strike people often ask “How can I help?”
Anglicare trains and registers volunteers to provide support in their communities in times of natural disaster eg bushfires, floods and after some man-made emergencies. Our volunteers are ready to go at a moment’s notice to provide material aid and general support in evacuation and recovery centres and to assist with outreach doorknocking to disaster affected communities.
A Disaster Recovery volunteer is required to undertake a one day new recruit training and undergo Police checking processes. Approval as a Disaster Recovery volunteer lasts for three years. There are also opportunities to participate in training exercises with other community partners.
For information on our next training session please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sibling Care Program Volunteers
Sibling Care is a program to support siblings of families who have a child with a disability. The Sibling Care program gives kids aged 6-13 years the chance to relax, have fun and just be kids! One a month the siblings get to be the special ones and have a break. We organise activities that they wouldn’t normally get to do, like laser tag, movie and pizza nights, picnics, BMX adventures and much, much more!
At the program, the children meet others who share a background of disability and they learn they are not alone. They learn that siblings matter too! We are looking for volunteers who can offer their time to make this happen, and need your help to make our siblings day special.
For more information, get in touch with Embracing Ministries.
Phone: 0404 256 714
Thread Together Volunteers
Anglicare is looking for volunteers to help in the operation of Thread Together, a mobile wardrobe delivering brand new clothes and shoes to people in our community experiencing vulnerability. Based in Wagga Wagga (NSW) and travelling throughout the Riverina, this role involves stocking the van and providing clothing items to participants. Volunteers will never work alone, they will always be with either another volunteer or Anglicare staff member.
For further information about Thread Together, including how to volunteer or to discuss incorporating this service within your agency, please contact Anglicare via email: email@example.com or phone: 0437 797 805
Anglicare Retail Recycling shop at 170 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan needs volunteers to assist in the processing of goods, displays & customer service. We are looking for general retail assistants, people who can help our customers find that perfect bargain; and those who prefer to help out behind the scenes with sorting and displaying items. We have flexible volunteering options available from helping out for just a few hours each month or on a more regular basis. Opportunities also exist in our other Anglicare Retail stores located in Phillip and Erindale.
If you would like to join our team, please contact Laura via firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0429 063 155. Funds raised through our retail shops allow us to provide emergency relief to families in need and raise funds to support a wide range of other Anglicare services.
Minnows Music Program Volunteers
Embracing Ministries has a 6-week music group for children of all abilities and their carers to connect, have fun, and interact through music and movement. Children in this program have an opportunity to develop their gross and fine motor skills, learn simple signs and use a communication board to choose songs and instruments.
The program runs on Saturday mornings at Malkara School for 6 weeks. We need volunteers who are musical and can help with singing and actions.
For more information, get in touch with Embracing Ministries
Phone: 0404 256 714