- Location: Perth WA
- Category: Health
Type of work
- Education & Training
- Fundraising & Events
Regular - more than 6 months
• Usually 2 - 4 hour shifts • Daytime, weekend and evening shifts available • Ongoing skills development sessions • Team meetings prior to busy times, e.g. Pride Festival, School Leavers in November. • Leavers teams in late November require 24 volunteers for an intensive 3-4 day period in Rottnest or Dunsborough
• Successful completion of Introductory Training
- National Police Certificate *
- Working with Children Check *
• Ability to engage with a range of target groups
• Willing to meet and speak to a wide range of people
• Understanding of group dynamics & ability to work well in a team environment
• Genuine understanding & interest in sexual health issues
• Able to take direction & use initiative
• Some events require volunteers to be a peer of the target group, e.g. under 26 years old for youth events, male volunteers familiar with all-male social spaces.
To volunteer with WAAC you must:
1. Be aged 18 or over
2. Complete Introductory Training (2 days)
3. Complete Program Training (between 3 hours and 3 days dependent on program)
4. Complete a satisfactory police check (a police record does not exclude you from volunteering but may affect your eligibility for certain roles). Some programs may also require a Working with Children check
5. Accept feedback from WAAC staff as to your suitability for specific roles
Some events require volunteers to be peers of the target group.
Applicants from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds and culturally & linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply!
* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
All outreach has the purpose of increasing knowledge and understanding of holistic sexual health, decreasing stigma around HIV/ AIDS, STI’s and BBV’s and when appropriate offering education.
Volunteers who work in Events Outreach will:
• Gain experience providing information & referrals in a group an one-on-one environment • Gain experience in appropriately distributing resources to the target groups • Gain Increased awareness of issues affecting specific target groups
Events Outreach volunteers attend a range of events to conduct outreach to several different target groups. Activities include distributing safe sex packs, staffing community stalls and more structured outreach interventions. Volunteers in this program work across a number of WAAC programs including the KISS school leavers program and Safe Sex Angels venue outreach.
Events Outreach volunteers involved in the KISS program teams which attend Rottnest or Dunsborough during Leavers week celebrations. This is an intensive 3-4 day volunteer experience.