Interests2Enjoy Volunteer (Online History Club Facilitator)

We are excited to announce the launch of our online history club! We are looking for a volunteer who has a passion for all things history, to take our participants on a journey through time.  The 2-hour sessions are conducted weekly via Zoom sessions, for small groups of participants.

You will be instrumental in transporting isolated and loneliness seniors back to lost worlds and embark on adventures in another time and place, all through our Interests2Enjoy Online History Club.

About the role  

In this role you will be sharing your joy and interest in history. Each week, you will be responsible for preparing content for the 2-hour session. This can include any historical moments you are interested in or suggestions from the club participants. As a facilitator you will ensure all participants have an opportunity to partake in the club and feel included.

  • Facilitating experience is not required. Ideally applicants will feel confident using Zoom (or willing to learn).  
  • Inclusee Facilitator training is available.  However, it is not mandatory for you to complete.
  • Online Clubs typically run during business hours Monday-Friday but early evening sessions may be considered. Days and times to be negotiated with the successful volunteer.

You will be provided with optional training, have access to free telephone counselling, optional online Mental Health training with Lifeline and regular support.

Requirements

Besides having amazing communication skills and a patient and kind demeanour, applicants will need to:

  • Be comfortable in engaging in small talk and conversation starters.
  • Be 18 years+ due to insurance purposes.
  • An Australian Citizen or Permanent resident. 
  • Able to supply two personal references (relatives are not considered suitable references). 
  • Willing to complete a Criminal Record Check. Inclusee will support you through this process.
  • Previous experience working or volunteering in the aged sector is ideal but not essential.
  • Days and times to be negotiated.

Step back in time and share your love of history with isolated and lonely seniors!