Our volunteers come from a range of backgrounds. For example they may have recovered or be recovering from an anxiety disorder or depression, be supporting a family member with an anxiety disorder, or be a health practitioner or a student with an interest in anxiety disorders or depression.
ARCVic volunteers are men and women of all ages who have a breadth of personal experience, are empathetic, non-judgemental and good listeners. They also believe in the prospects of hope and recovery
ARCVic volunteers need to be prepared to commit to a half a day per fortnight for at least one year after completion of their training for the Helpline and once a month for at least two years for Support Groups.
There are several volunteer opportunities with ARCVic:
HelpLine Support Volunteer
ARCVic Phone Volunteers need to be prepared to commit to 3 – 6 hours per fortnight for at least one year after completion of their training.
Self Help Support Group Facilitator
ARCVic Support Group Facilitators need to be prepared to commit to 4 – 8 hours per month for at least two years after completion of their training.
ARCVic Ambassadors share their journey/lived experience at events organised by ARCVic. ARCVic Ambassadors provide support as required.
Services Support Volunteer
Services Support Volunteers assist in the office during business hours with programs and services administration. Services Support Volunteers provide office support as required.