ID: 94398

Independent Person - Macleod

Young People Long Term Macleod, VIC

About this opportunity

The Youth Referral and Independent Person Program (YRIPP) is seeking committed volunteers to assist young people attend interviews at Police Stations. The Trained Independent Person (IP) attends the interview with a young person when a parent or guardian is not available. The role provides an important opportunity to support young people at a critical time and help divert those at risk of further offending.
Information Sessions are held for people to find out more about being an IP, what it’s like to volunteer for YRIPP and what the IP training will cover.
Information sessions run for about 2 hours and are usually held in the evenings.
If you are interested in becoming an IP, register for the next training program in your area through the contact person listed.

Additional requirements

Driver's Licence (C) . National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.

YRIPP volunteers need good communication skills, an openness to diversity and other peoples' values, and a willingness to be challenged and to learn. YRIPP is open to people from a diverse range of ages, work, education and life experiences.

YRIPP requires all potential volunteers to commit to completing approximately 25 hours of initial training conducted over a 3 month period and to commit to volunteering on the YRIPP roster for at least 12 months, after successfully completing the initial training.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

As per roster system. Be available for on call shifts when required.

Good for
  • Volunteers with a disability
Interested in
  • Counselling and Help Line
  • Mediation and Advocacy
  • Tutoring and Mentoring

Free comprehensive training approx 20 hrs. Online component & face-to face training day.