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Support Volunteer - Sydney Metropolitan area - # 17684

Ankali Project
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Caring volunteers are sought to provide one on one emotional and social support to people living with HIV/AIDS. Volunteers spend time with their client and are also expected to attend a support group for one hour each fortnight to give and receive support to/from fellow volunteers and Social Workers of the project. Minimum of 6 month commitment to the project.

All volunteers receive comprehensive training, after which they will be matched with a client. A compulsory 3-day training session, provided. Next training August 14, 15 & 21 2021. Ankali has a range of strategies re volunteers, the volunteer support groups, and how we screen clients to ensure we are COVID safe.

The 3-day training session, provides information on HIV/AIDS, communication skills, mental health, and alcohol and other drugs to name just a few.

This role would suit people with a caring disposition, friendly and able to cope emotionally. The volunteer must have excellent English.