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A buddy is matched with a person living with a brain injury and together, volunteer in a host organisation. The buddy supports the volunteer to engage in volunteer work.

Volunteer Attributes

  • Patient, honest, kind, sensitive, trustworthy, flexible

Skills and experience

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to build rapport
  • Ability to engage with, provide appropriate support to, and be a positive role model for volunteers
  • Promotes working safely for both volunteers and team members of the host organisation


  • experience in volunteering

Key Responsibilities

  • Accompany and support a volunteer on a weekly or fortnightly basis to host organisation
  • Support volunteer to accomplish workplace tasks as independently as possible
  • Encouraging and promoting independence and ensuring the volunteer experiences inclusion and social aspects of the workplace
  • Reporting any issues arising including potential hazards and risks
  • Promoting positive role modelling to the volunteer and workplace community