ORCA Project: Broadwater Road Uniting Church, 481 Broadwater Road, Mansfield QLD 4122

Wesley Mission Queensland's ORCA Project is looking for volunteers to assist us to build meaningful connections for young post-school adults with disabilities in the community with a focus on training, work experience and ultimately employment.

As part of their role, volunteers will be involved in:
  • Forming meaningful appropriate supportive mentor relationships with the participants
  • Supporting participants through each day - including theory-based learning and hands-on practical work experience
  • Encouraging participants to develop confidence, competence, and independence with their daily routine at ORCA - for example where to put belongings, sign in, begin work, etc
  • Liaising with supervisors regarding behaviour and engagement level of participants
  • Undertaking other duties as required.
The ORCA Project operates between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and during school terms. Volunteers negotiate and agree to their hours prior to commencement.

Essential for this role: a long-term commitment, willingness to acquire probity checks (all checks are provided and paid for by Wesley Mission Queensland).

For more information on ORCA please visit the Wesley Mission Queensland website.
Wesley Mission Queensland is a welcoming and rewarding place to volunteer where you will meet many wonderful people from various backgrounds and learn great new skills that may assist you both personally and professionally. There are lots of other benefits to volunteering with us as well, such as:
  • Great education opportunities
  • Exclusive shopping discounts
  • Access to online and face-to-face wellness advisors
  • Free Flu Vaccinations
  • Invitations to social events
  • Being part of a team that is making a difference in the lives of people in our local community.

What Happens Next?

Before you consider becoming a volunteer we ask that you read:
Once you have read these documents and you are confident you would like to become a volunteer, please complete this quick online registration outlining your details, availability, skills, and interests.

After we receive your application a Wesley Mission Queensland representative will contact you to discuss the role further.

If you have any questions about your registration, please do not hesitate to contact us on volunteerrelations@wmq.org.au.
We look forward to hearing from you!

Other Information
  • Please visit Wesley Mission Queensland's website to see our full privacy information and collection statement.
  • Wesley Mission Queensland holds the right to decline any expression of interests that they deem unsuitable without notice.

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1. Please provide your personal details:

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2. Your date of birth?


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3. Please provide an emergency contact person for when you are volunteering:

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4. Do you have any special needs, time availability concerns, health issues, etc that you feel may affect your volunteer work or that we should know of in case of an emergency?

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5. Are you currently in Australia on a visa?

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6. What day and time do you prefer to volunteer?
Please feel free to select all suitable days and times.

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7. Please outline what qualities, skills, qualifications and/or experience you can bring to the volunteer position:

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8. Do you have any of the following security checks?
Checks must not be expired and you must be able to present your check on commencement.
If you do not have any of the current security checks we will organize one for you.

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9. Declaration

I understand that as a volunteer with Wesley Mission Queensland that I will be expected to:
  • Follow direction from my workplace supervisor and other relevant Wesley Mission Queensland staff.
  • Interact positively with clients, residents, staff, volunteers, families and the general public.
  • Read and understand the contents of the Wesley Mission Queensland Volunteer Handbook.
  • Understand and respect confidentiality, maintain professional boundaries.
  • Volunteer within the guidelines of Wesley Mission Queensland’s Code of Conduct.
  • Undertake any training or competencies required in the position.
  • Be prompt and reliable when rostered on to volunteer.
  • Work within the philosophies, policies, procedures, and guidelines of Wesley Mission Queensland.
  • Supply or complete the required security checks (checks are provided and paid for by Wesley Mission Queensland).
I have read, understood and are willing to follow the guidelines within the:

Please note that due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) restrictions, contact with volunteer applicants will take longer than usual. Your application will be kept on file until recruitment recommences.
Thank you for your patience during this time.
By pressing "SUBMIT" I declare that the information I have provided is correct.