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Settlement Volunteer

AMES Australia
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A day in the life of a settlement volunteer can vary dramatically. You may be required to assist with supporting clients to plan public transport travel to medical appointments and taking clients to train station to purchase/top up a Myki card; filling in biodata forms and providing information about Centrelink/Health services i.e. Medicare card and health care card. You might also help with fundamental tasks including locating and accessing local services such as Centrelink, Medicare and healthcare providers. Some of our clients also speak the following languages: Dari, Pashto and Hazaragi. Language required not essential but preferred.

Examples may include:

Assisting with everyday activities Public transport Shopping Paying bills Medicare Study options Job search and preparation The workplace

Assisting with establishing links to the community:

Finding the location of the local library Exploring services offered by the local council such as school holiday activities, recreation centres, etc Finding a local place of worship Linking with community groups or social groups