Live Your Community - Sporting Mates
Live Your Community Sporting Mates is an exciting new program currently being launched by Extended Families Australia and Access for All Abilities in Banyule, Whittlesea and Nillumbik.
Sporting Mates provides volunteer support for children with disabilities to participate in sporting club and active recreation activities, assisting them to overcome barriers to inclusion and broaden their social networks.
Participating volunteers undertake an induction program and receive training from experienced program coordinators before being carefully matched to a child with a disability (5 -17 years of age) living in Banyule, Whittlesea or Nillumbik.
Volunteers spend a few hours weekly, fortnightly or monthly (for 6 -12 months) with the child supporting them to join in fun sporting activities, learn new skills and make new friends!
No disability experience is required as all volunteers receive training and ongoing coordinator support. Reimbursement payments are provided towards any costs incurred whilst volunteering.
Volunteer recruitment for Sporting Mates is underway!
You can be a volunteer if you
Enjoy interacting with children and young people
- Like having fun participating in your local community
- Can give 2 - 4 hours weekly, fortnightly or monthly to a child for 6-12 months
- Are 18 years & over and live, work or study in or near Banyule, Nillumbik or Whittlesea
- Hold a valid drivers license and drive a car (preferably)