Interchange Gippsland volunteers can be aged between 14 and 80 years. Our volunteers assist across our programs and services and add value to the lives of our participants by enhancing social inclusion and community connection.
Host Volunteers are matched a child with a disability. The Host volunteer shares their home and/or time with that child on a regular basis. They come from all backgrounds and can be single people, couples or families. Host volunteers don’t have to have any experience with people who have a disability, training and support is provided. Host volunteers report to the Host Program Coordinator at Interchange Gippsland
Adult Recreation Volunteers focus on social inclusion but may assist in supervision, helping to support teenage volunteers, helping with meal preparation, clean up etc on trips. Adult Volunteers are accountable to the Program Coordinator (if present) or the Team Leaders.
Under 18 Recreation Volunteers focus on the social support of their peer participants. Teenage volunteers are supervised at all times by adult staff and volunteers and have no personal responsibility for providing personal care support or activity supervision. Under 18 volunteers are accountable to the Program Coordinator (if present) or the Team Leaders.
Screening of all staff and volunteers
Interchange Gippsland is a ‘Child Safe’ organisation. We are committed to the safety and well being of all people accessing our service and support the rights of the child and vulnerable people. We will act without hesitation to ensure that a child safe environment is maintained at all times. We adhere to Child Safe standards in the development and production of all our promotional material and newsletters, recruitment documents (including advertisements and application forms) and in electronic communication media involving our internet, intranet and social media pages. All employees and volunteers on all our program must have satisfactorily completed the screening.