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Chapter Leader - fitness/social/volunteering events for Veterans and First Responders

Buddy Up Australia
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Buddy Up Australia offers a way for people who have served their country, either domestically or overseas, to connect with like-minded people and feel that sense of purpose again. That’s through physical fitness and volunteering for worthwhile projects.

Founded in Perth, our goal is to run chapters Australia-wide which meet the needs of serving and ex-serving personnel just like us (police, fire, ambulance and military). Let’s keep our buddies in the well zone. Through purposeful volunteering, physical and social activities, you’ll find a sense of purpose and gain a team of mates while contributing to your community.

The unique set of skills and abilities gained by serving our country and community, gives our current and ex-service personnel the capacity to help make our communities better, safer places to live – and you can be part of that.

We want to keep our buddies in the ‘well zone’ of mental and physical health.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Promote and maintain membership to build connection.

  • Co-ordinate and manage Chapter Events to build community, wellness and sense of purpose. ie group walks, volunteering, social BBQ's.

  • Collaborate with other organisations to build community and demystify services for our members.

  • Increase the positive public image of Buddy Up Australia to give our members a sense of identity.

  • Run events (if qualified) to build community, wellness and a sense of purpose.

  • Generate and maintain reports.

  • Communicate key details to members for events in written form (eg via email, Facebook, Instagram).

  • Run and document a risk assessment on all events and brief members that attend events on key safety areas and expectations.

  • Work autonomously or with a Chapter Mentor Buddy.

  • Collaborate with members including other Chapter Leaders to provide events and services that our membership base want.

Qualifications and Experience

  • First Aid (training provided/maintained by Buddy Up Australia).

  • Mental Health First Aid (training provided/maintained by Buddy Up Australia).

  • Australian C Class Licence.

  • Ability to use social media platforms (Facebook and Instagram), online conferencing using Zoom and email to communicate to our membership base.


  • Basic food safety training where food is supplied at events.

  • Certificate IV in Fitness to hold fitness events.

  • Worked within the ADF or Emergency Services or for a Non-For-Profit Organisation