Fishing is one of the most popular recreational activities in Australia. Until recently this activity has been difficult, if not impossible for many people with disabilities.
Fishability now operates a school aged children’s fishing program, which enables children with special needs an opportunity to participate in recreational fishing.
As a volunteer in this position you will help children with disabilities, from various settings - schools etc, experience the fun of fishing, by:
• Giving practical assistance - setting up fishing gear, baiting and casting a line, and catch care; • Showing an awareness of current rules and regulations regarding recreational fishing; • Developing relationships with participants to enhance their self-esteem, life skills, awareness of the environment and experience a quality outdoor activity;
Volunteers are not expected to assist with personal care of participants as teachers and education assistants accompany all participants.
All that is required is a love of kids, a passion to provide an extra level of support and a friendly can-do attitude!
Uniforms, training (2-day event annually) and social functions are provided to all volunteers.