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Volunteer for Walk & Talk

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Walk and Talk is a peer support walking group for young people in Maroondah aged 16-25 years old. This group is a supportive space for all young people with lived experience of mental health or looking to make connections within the community. The group provides a safe space, open for all kinds of conversation while being supported by a youth worker and a provisional psychologist.

All volunteers will be provided with training and ongoing support.

Your role as a volunteer would involve:

  • Building rapport with young people to ensure they feel welcome and engaged with the program.
  • Participate in the fortnightly walking group.
  • Alerting the youth development worker of any conversations of concern from the young people.
  • Contribute to a safe and welcoming environment for all participants. 
  • Communicate in a respectful and friendly manner with all young people.

Who is this role for?

  • Someone who is aged between 18-25
  • Someone with a connection to Maroondah (work, live, study or play)
  • Someone who has OR is studying a Youth Work / Social Work / Community Services (or relevant)
  • Someone looking for practical experience working with young people
  • Someone looking to gain insight into Council Youth Services
  • Someone who is passionate about mental health and raising the wellbeing of young people

 Time & location:

  • The walk will begin from EV’s Youth Centre (212 Mt Dandeong Road, Croydon, 3136) at 4:30pm. We will then walk 4km of the Tarralla Creek Trail (Croydon, 3136) before meeting back at EV’s Youth Centre at 5:30pm.
  • You would be expected to arrive at 4.15pm & would finish at 6pm.

 Expectations:

  • We expect that you are on time and notify the Youth Workers if you are unable to attend / are running late
  • We expect that you are consistently available to volunteer at the program and notify the Youth Workers if you are unable to attend
  • We expect that you maintain professional boundaries with participants and do not engage with them outside of the program (e.g. adding on social media, messaging, socialising, supporting, etc).
  • We expect that you act in a professional & respectful manner while engaging with participants
  • We expect that you raise any conversations of concern with the lead Youth Worker

 Find out more about the volunteer position here(pdf 270kb)

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