Budget Support Volunteer
The Emergency Assistance Program provides material and financial assistance to disadvantaged households in South Australia. Due to the constantly rising cost of living, more individuals and families are seeking support as they find themselves unable to make ends meet. As the Emergency Assistance programs relies on limited funding and donations, it offers assistance two times per calendar year. However, households requiring additional assistance are referred to the Budget Counselling Service.
The Budget Counselling Service also know as "Get back on track" is designed to assess the financial situation of households in order to determine financial pressures and explore ways to address these pressures such as discussing budgeting skills, options relating to their debts and strategies to improve their situation. Depending on the complexity of the issues examined and taking into consideration not only financial pressures, referrals to programs such as Emergency Assistance may be provided.
Volunteers involved in the Budget Counselling program will receive ongoing training and support. The Budget Counselling team works closely with both the Emergency Assistance and Financial Counselling team, providing a holistic approach to individuals and families needs.
We are currently looking for volunteers at the Elizabeth site on Wednesdays & Thursday from 12 noon to 3pm and at the Southern Hub on Mondays between 9am -12.30pm.
This volunteering opportunity is ideal for people looking for experience in microfinance, social work and community services.
For more information about this role, please contact Sereena Huebler on 8305 9430. Please review the role description here and complete the following questions to apply.