Volunteering

Volunteering with Meerilinga

Volunteers make a significant contribution to Meerilinga and to the children and families they work with and we recognise that volunteers are valuable members of our team.

Volunteer Community Support Workers are recruited to be involved with a range of activities including supporting children with their activities, shared supervision of children, maintaining a safe and nurturing space, promoting Meerilinga’s programs and services to the wider community and assisting program staff.

Meerilinga provides volunteers with an induction to the organisation, training specific to the role, and support from centre coordinator and senior coordinator.

Volunteer Family Support Workers are recruited to work with parents who require assistance and support with their parenting. The Family Support Worker works alongside parents with children aged birth to 18 years  to  enhance parenting confidence by information provision, skill building and role modelling, and supports their wellbeing and resilience by assisting  to link them with local networks within the community.

The Volunteer Family Support Worker is part of the Meerilinga Parenting Service team. Meerilinga is committed to improving the quality of life for families.

Requirements:

    • A willingness to empower parents through information, assistance and skill development
    • Good communication skills
    • A passion for working with children and their families
    • Experience in interacting with people from differing cultures and backgrounds
    • The ability to be an active team participant
    • A commitment to confidentiality
    • Flexibility is offered  regarding days and hours of work

Location: Meerilinga Children and Family Centre Cockburn , 219 Winterfold Road, Coolbellup

Family Support Worker Training, professional development and support are provided to volunteers with Meerilinga. Social activities, friendships and local coordination bring mutual benefits to Meerilinga and volunteers.

Other positions available include:

    • Family Support Worker
    • Community Support Workers (supporting playgroup and early learning programs)
    • Administration
    • Gardening
    • Handyman – light duties

Volunteer recruitment process:

    • Contact Meerilinga’s Senior Coordinator of Children, Family & Communities, Pat Hope to discuss potential opportunities and receive an Application Package
    • Complete and submit Application Package
    • Interview with Meerilinga
    • Reference Check
    • Working with Children and/or Police Check. Costs to be reminbursed by Meerilinga

If you are interested in joining our team of volunteers, please contact Meerilinga Volunteering on t: 9489 4022

e: mycf@meerilinga.org.au to apply or for additional information.