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Volunteer Facilitators - Community Discussions

Type: volunteer
Hours Per Week: variable
Closing Date: 18/02/2018
Employer: Palliative Care Victoria
Location: variable


These flexible volunteer roles require very good communication and facilitation skills. Life experience in health, community or education fields would be an advantage. Senior volunteers are welcome.

Palliative Care Victoria (PCV) consists of a small and friendly team, located in East Melbourne. We wish to recruit and train a team of volunteers who live in metropolitan and rural Victoria to facilitate community conversation sessions (groups of up to 30 people at a time) about palliative care using existing resources and a structured presentation.

Volunteers will be linked with community groups who have expressed an interest in these sessions and are located within reasonable travel distance for the volunteers.

What We Offer

Benefits of volunteering with us
• Use your valuable skills and life experience
• Make a difference that benefits the Victorian community
• Be part of a small organisation that values and appreciates volunteerism
• Enjoy meeting with diverse community groups in your area
• Reimbursement of out of pocket expenses including for travel to deliver the sessions

Further information about PCV is available on our website

Selection Criteria

This role would suit volunteers with a background in health care, community work, social work or education with an interest in palliative care and a willingness to learn more during the training. We are looking for volunteers with a mature approach who have the confidence to facilitate group discussions about palliative care.

• Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
• Ability to deliver an engaging, interactive information session to small and medium sized groups using the session format and tools provided
• A mature approach and ability to draw on life experience in facilitating group discussions about life-limiting illness, death, dying and bereavement
• Personal integrity and commitment to the values of Palliative Care Victoria
• An understanding of, and commitment to, workplace health and safety, privacy, confidentiality and anti-discrimination practices
• Willingness to commit at least 12 months to this volunteer role.

All volunteers must either produce a current police check or agree to PCV requesting one.

How To Apply

Please contact Mike Kennedy, Projects Manager
phone 03 9662 9644

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