Volunteers are vital to the work we do!
Our organisation was established in Wangaratta in 1989 and today we have about 140 passionate staff and more than 60 volunteers helping people in need.
To see current paid positions vacant, click here.
Volunteers are vital to the work we do across north-east Victoria and some of our volunteer team have been with us for more than six years.
Hear what Pam Roth, who was named Wodonga 2017 Volunteer of the Year, has to say about being a volunteer L2P driving mentor with us:
Our volunteers work primarily in the following areas:
Lead Tenant - Required to live at the property
Volunteer lead tenants provide day-to-day guidance and positive role modelling for young people.
Our lead tenants live rent-free in properties around north-east Victoria and receive an honorarium payment.
The lead tenant works collaboratively with our staff in monitoring and responding to the wellbeing of young people.
L2P Driving Program
The L2P Program is a community-based initiative developed to assist young learner drivers, who do not have access to a supervising driver or a vehicle because of financial, personal, or family circumstances to obtain their Victorian Probationary Car Licence. Volunteer mentor drivers are matches with a young person and they supervise them for the mandatory 120 hours and guide their development as a safe driver. Volunteers undergo a Police Check and are also required to apply for a Working With Children Check, Driver History Check and complete 10 hours of VicRoads’ training. The program operates in conjunction with Vic Roads the City of Wodonga.
To find out more about L2P, click on the links below or please phone our office on 02 6043 7400.
Leaving Care Mentors
Junction Support Services Better Futures Mentoring Program empowers young people to make positive life choices that enables them to maximise their full potential.
Better Futures Mentors work with young people who are currently in, or have been residing in out-of-home care, kinship or foster care. This can be one-on-one or within a group.
Through working with a mentor, the young person can build on knowledge and life skills, have support, advice and guidance. The aim of the program is to help young people learn life lessons in practical ways during this transitional period of their life.
The Mentoring Program requires volunteers to commit to supporting, guiding and being a positive role model to a young person for a period of at least one year. All volunteer mentors must undergo relevant checks including police check and working with children’s check. Mentors will have access to training delivered by the Community Connections Coordinator.
To learn more about becoming a Better Futures Mentor, please phone us on 02 6043 7400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.