Address: headspace Capalaba - 1/29-37 Moreton Bay Road, Capalaba, 4157.

headspace Capalaba is currently seeking Youth Reference Group volunteers aged 16-25. The group represents each state and territory and work with headspace to ensure young people's voices and opinions remain front and centre.

The Youth Reference Group is made up of a team of volunteers who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of young people. Hailing from all over Australia and from a diverse set of backgrounds, many of the Youth Reference team have experienced their own struggles but overcome them to become advocates of youth mental health.
About Youth reference Group Member Volunteers

Depending on their level of skill and under the direction of their workplace supervisor, volunteers may be asked to undertake some or all of the following tasks:
  • Youth Reference Group Members are required to attend fortnightly meetings at headspace Capalaba that may extend beyond standard business hours (for example until 6 or 7pm)
  • Advise on various issues and topics relating to Youth Mental Health and the haedspace Capalaba centre
  • Participating and assisting in activities
  • Providing peer support
  • Developing community awareness
  • Maintain and update resources
  • Participating in target group decisions
  • Participating in teleconferences, email, and Facebook discussions between in-person meetings and events in order to progress certain projects
  • Networking including promoting the program through word of mouth and networking leaving pamphlets at appropriate locations (e.g. community centres etc).
As part of our team of dedicated volunteers, you will be provided with training and support to perform your role efficiently and safely including the opportunity to develop your skills in the area of Youth Mental Health.
 
headspace Capalaba is a lovely, welcoming and rewarding place to volunteer where you will meet many wonderful people 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:
  • Supply and pay for any security checks required for the position
  • Access to online and face-to-face wellness advisors
  • Free Flu Vaccinations
  • Exclusive shopping discounts
  • Being part of a team making a difference in the lives of youth in our community.
Before you consider becoming a headspace Capalaba 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.   Once we receive your registration a Wesley Mission Queensland representative will be in contact with you to discuss the role further.

If you have any questions, 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.
  • Please contact Volunteer Relations on volunteerrelations@wmq.org.au if you need any clarification regarding this role.

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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 applying to volunteer with us as part of one of the following programs?

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6. Do you have any experience interacting young people aged 12 to 25 with mental health, general health, drug, alcohol, work and study issues?

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7. Will you generally be able to attend fortnightly at headspace Capalaba that may extend beyond standard business hours (for example until 6 or 7pm)?

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8. Will you be available and willing to consult on projects and participate in teleconferences, email, and Facebook discussions between face to face meetings and events?

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9. Other days and time of the day are you available to volunteer?
You can choose as many as you wish, but ensure you will be available in this timeframe.

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10. Please outline any qualities, qualifications, or experience (personal or professional) you can bring to the volunteer position:

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11. If recruited as a Wesley Mission Queensland volunteer, I agree to work within the terms and guidelines as outlined in the below declaration.

I understand that if I become a  volunteer with Wesley Mission Queensland that I will be expected to:
  • Have an interest in volunteering with people young people aged 12 to 25 with mental health, general health, drug, alcohol, work, and study issues.
  • Provide an ongoing commitment to the role.
  • Interact positively with clients, participants, staff, volunteers, families, and the general public.   
  • Understand and respect confidentiality, maintain professional boundaries. 
    Volunteer within the guidelines of Wesley Mission Queensland's Code of Conduct. 
  • Undertake any education or competencies required for the position. 
  • Be prompt and reliable when rostered to volunteer and notify my supervisor promptly if I am not able to attend my shift.   
  • 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 I understand the conditions outlined in this registration

and that the information I have provided is correct.

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