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Child Minding Support for Parenting Groups PDF Print

Location: Frankston, Frankston North, Carrum Downs, Karingal
Position type: Voluntary
Hours: from 2 hours, four times a term upwards
Required commitment: one year
Support: Full staff support, training and supervision - after hours phone support
Program: Child and Family Support

Volunteers are an invaluable support within parenting courses for providing play and distraction to the pre-schoolers so their parents can learn in a more relaxed atmosphere. The Child First Partnership offers some very valuable courses for parents to strengthen families.

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Community Support Worker PDF Print

Location: Frankston area, the whole of the Mornington Peninsula and Cardinia Shire
Position type: Voluntary
Hours: 2 or more hours per fortnight
Required commitment: One year
Support: Full staff support, training and supervision - afterhours phone support
Program: Child and Family Support

In this volunteer role you may be supporting an isolated family or individual to become involved in their local community. This might involve taking them to appointments, Playgroups, Community Houses, shopping or simply going out for a coffee.

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Disability Home Based Carer PDF Print

Location: South Eastern Melbourne
Program: Disability Services
Position type: Carer

Disability carers provide care and accommodation, in their own homes, to children and young people, who for a variety of reasons cannot live with their birth families. The disability carers help to support the natural family and, where appropriate, the reunification of the birth family.

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Disability Support Volunteer PDF Print

Location: South Eastern Melbourne
Program: Disability Services
Position type: Volunteer

We require our volunteers to be supportive, enthusiastic, friendly and understanding. We enjoy having fun on our programs, helping participants develop new skills, gain independence, explore and embrace new activities, celebrate achievements and positively engage with their peers and the community.

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Family Support Person PDF Print

Location: Frankston area, the whole of the Mornington Peninsula and Cardinia Shire
Position type: Voluntary
Hours: 2 or more hours per fortnight
Required commitment: One year
Support: Full staff support, training and supervision - after hours phone support
Program: Child and Family Support

Do you have a real passion for working with vulnerable families? Could you work under the guidance of a case-management team to support a family to meet the goals of their unique care-plan? This can be a challenging and very rewarding role. This position is part of our Family Solutions Program.

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Foster Carer PDF Print

Required commitment: We ask that you commit for at least two years
Position type: Carer
Location: In your own home
Program: Foster Care

Would you like to look after a child aged between 0-18 years for a weekend, a few days, a few months or longer? Do you work, but still have time and energy to care for a child? Do you live in the any of the following council areas, City of Dandenong, Casey, Cardinia, Kingston, Bayside, Frankston or the Mornington Peninsula?

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Kindergarten Support Worker PDF Print

Location: Frankston North, Carrum Downs, Karingal
Position type: Voluntary
Hours: 2-4 hours per week
Required commitment: One year
Program:
Child and Family Support

As a volunteer kindergarten support worker you will help out in the kindergarten classroom. The position can be lots of fun and very rewarding.

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Mentor a Parent PDF Print

Location: Frankston area, the whole of the Mornington Peninsula and Cardinia Shire
Position type: Voluntary
Hours: 2 or more hours per fortnight
Required commitment: One year
Support: Full staff support, training and supervision - after hours phone support
Program: Child and Family Support

Are you a parent? Do you remember how isolating it was sometimes? Imagine having someone drop in regularly who is willing to just listen, offer some emotional support, strategies, information and adult conversation.

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Mentor a Young Person (Big Buddy) PDF Print

Location: Frankston area, the whole of the Mornington Peninsula and Cardinia Shire
Postition type: Voluntary
Hours: 2 or more hours per fortnight.
Required commitment: One year
Support: Full staff support, training and supervision - after hours phone support
Program: Child and Family Support

The value of one positive role model in a young person's life has been shown to be very powerful - you could be that one person to a child in need. From kicking a football, going to the library, assisting with school projects to walking on the beach laughing and having fun. The activities within the role can vary, but it's the relationship that matters.

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OzChild fundraising volunteer PDF Print

Program: OzChild Unite

Volunteer help at our various fundraising events is appreciated. To find out more about volunteering at an OzChild event, contact our Corporate Partnerships & Events Coordinator.

 
Stand-in Grandma/Grandpa, Auntie/Uncle PDF Print

Location: Frankston area, the whole of the Mornington Peninsula and Cardinia Shire
Position type: Voluntary
Required commitment: One year
Hours: 2 or more hours per fortnight
Support: Full staff support, training and supervision - afterhours phone support
Program: Child and Family Support

Have you noticed how few children have any extended family these days? Ever been tempted to stand-in for them? Here's your chance. If you can play games, read stories and just enjoy letting them be kids and supporting their parents, this is for you. Many parents would love to have someone like you step into the gap to help build and strengthen their family.

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Volunteering at our offices PDF Print

We can often do with an extra hand at our head office in South Melbourne with various jobs such as administrative work, event preparation and assistance in our research and development area. Our other offices also need extra help in busy periods. Please contact us at Head Office or use our online enquiry form.