Volunteer Training and Support

Training

Depending on the role, volunteers may be working alongside a person either in a one-to-one or group basis. We aim to ensure that all our volunteers are happy and confident in their role before supporting a person in the community.

All volunteers are expected to attend Induction & Refresher Training. This training is essential for anyone who is new to Inclusion Melbourne and for those who feel they could use a refresher. This interactive training is designed to prepare participants for work at Inclusion Melbourne and explore best practice in supporting people with disabilities.  A
variety of other optional training sessions are also offered throughout the year.

View our training events for the first half of 2016 here.

For further information relating to our training, please contact us by emailing volunteer@inclusion.melbourne or call 03 9509 4266.

Volunteer Support

In the best interests of both our volunteers and the people we support it is important that people feel comfortable and secure in each other’s presence. For this reason a member of staff will always introduce the volunteer to the person/s that they will be supporting and the location that they will be working at.
Every Volunteer will have a supervisor assigned to them who can answer any queries or address any concerns. Volunteers should be comfortable and confident to speak with their supervisor at anytime,about any issue , regardless of how minor you think it may be.

Volunteers are contacted by Inclusion Melbourne very frequently for the first few weeks, and then regularly after that by a member of the support team. Should volunteers have any questions or concerns, there is always a member of staff at the end of the phone.