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Volunteer to help Veterans

Make a difference to a local veterans life by volunteering

 

Volunteers have long filled a crucial role in Australian society and the former military service community is no different. At the VCSNB, we would never achieve such remarkable results without the assistance of our volunteers. However, this area of work can be challenging, and we take the continued wellbeing of our volunteers seriously. This thinking has resulted in a trauma informed best practice program with ongoing professional supervision for participants, called the Wellbeing Program.

The three key objectives of the Wellbeing Program:

Early intervention and prevention.

Facilitate pathways to professional help.

Community integration during and after transition from Defence.

To achieve these objectives, the Centre has 3 distinct volunteer roles:

Ambassadors.

  1. Suitable for those who do not have a lot of time but want to help those in their network:
    • Between the age of 25 and 75.
    • Current and former ADF personnel.
    • Partners and families.
  2. Role is to be a point of contact in their networks and provide referrals to assistance for those in need.
    • Early intervention and prevention.
    • Facilitate pathways to professional help.
  3. Process to become an Ambassador:
    • Complete the application process.
    • Commit to ongoing professional development.

Support Worker.

  1. Suitable for those who can commit a minimum of 2 hours per week:
    • Are between the age of 25 and 65.
    • Current and former ADF personnel and their partners.
    • Those without military experience but are passionate about helping our current and former service community.
  2. Role is to work with our Care Coordinators and clients by being dependable, engaged, authentic and responsive to the needs of our community.
    • Early intervention and prevention.
    • Facilitate pathways to professional help.
    • Community integration during and after transition from Defence
  3. Process to become a Support Worker:
    • Complete the application process.
    • Complete the induction and training program.
    • Commit to attend ongoing professional development

Advocacy Officer.

  1. Suitable for those who can commit a minimum of 2 hours per week:
    • Are between the age of 25 and 65.
    • Current and former ADF personnel and their partners.
    • Those without military experience but are passionate about helping our current and former service community.
  2. Role is to work with our Care Coordinators to provide compensation and wellbeing support to our community.
    • Early intervention and prevention.
    • Facilitate pathways to professional help.
    • Community integration during and after transition from Defence.
    • Expertise in military legislation.
  3. Process to become an Advocacy Officer:
    • Complete the application process.
    • Complete the Wellbeing program.
    • Complete the Advocacy Training and Development Program.
    • Commit to ongoing professional development.

Steps to volunteering with the Centre: