Volunteer opportunities

Telelink - telephone conference facilitator

Home-based volunteering opportunity. Applications close on Friday, 29 September 2017 at 5pm


Kooyong (working from home)

Telelink is a regular on going telephone based group program that is delivered via teleconference. It provides social and peer support, special interest and recreation activities. A volunteer facilitates the discussion and or delivers the subject matter via their home telephone or mobile.

We have positions available for volunteers to facilitate one-hour discussion groups via telephone in the following topics:

  • Italian Social – weekly Monday 9:00am
  • Italian Social – weekly Tuesday 9:00am
  • Mandarin Social – monthly second Thursday 10:00am
  • Arabic Social - Dates and times yet to be determined
  • Russian Social - Dates and times yet to be determined


  • To facilitate Telelink sessions
  • Encourage individuals to participate and contribute to group discussions
  • Ensure the group remains on topic

Skills and Attributes

  • Clear speaking voice
  • High-level of interpersonal skills
  • Excellent listening and conversation skills
  • High-level of relevant language other than English relevant for Telelink
  • Ability to encourage, support and keep participants on topic
  • Ability to work independently
  • Landline or mobile connection


  • Vision Australia Volunteer Induction Training
  • Facilitation and self-host connection training
  • Job-specific training

Other requirements

All volunteers are required to undergo a police check prior to commencement.

To express interest in this role, please complete the online registration.

Applications close on Friday, 29 September 2017 at 5pm
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