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Handyperson Volunteer - Vinnies, Housing

St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn
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The St Vincent de Paul Society aspires to be recognised as a caring Catholic charity offering 'a hand up' to people in need. We do this by respecting their dignity, sharing our hope, and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny.

The Family Services program provides outreach support services to families in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) that are currently at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness. The aim of the service is to support participating families to access and maintain safe, secure, independent and affordable housing.

Services are provided in a form of case management and address individual factors contributing to the risk of homelessness, with a strong focus on the needs of the children and the family unit. Holistic, person-centred case plans utilise trauma informed approach, and support independent decision making through provision of relevant information and referrals, advocacy, positive role modelling and strengthening life skills. Eligible families are offered temporary transitional accommodation.

In your role as Handyperson Volunteer, you will be asked to/your tasks will include:

• Fixing drawers and cabinets • Replacing door handles and reattaching tiles • Patching holes in walls and tightening up screws • Lawn mowing and basic upkeep of gardens including lawns • Basic administration tasks including photocopying, scanning, collating, and folder preparation • Compliance with organisational policies and procedures, training requirements, legislation, health and safety, diversity and a commitment to quality systems and continuous improvement

The St Vincent de Paul Society is an international, lay Catholic organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage by providing assistance to anyone in need. We are committed to recruiting dedicated, professional volunteers who have the skills and experience appropriate for this role.

For this reason, should you be interested in this role, we will need to collect the following information prior to you commencing in the role:

  • Resume
  • Photo ID such as Driver Licence
  • Vinnies Volunteer Application Form
  • Vinnies Volunteer Assignment Agreement
  • WWVP Card

We need to have reasonable confidence that members, volunteers and employees, particularly those who have access to vulnerable persons we are assisting, are of suitable character and do not expose these persons to unacceptable risk. Therefore, volunteers may be required to have a WWVP Card. If you don't have one, we will help you apply for it. Please note that we handle all personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1998.