General Volunteering Services

About Us

The Life in Community (LinC) volunteer program supports people in social inclusion activities by encouraging community linkage, building on natural supports and developing social connections.

Volunteers support an individual for a maximum of three months and during this time the focus is on identifying and developing sustainable and ongoing social links in collaboration with the person they’re supporting.

What would I be doing as a LinC volunteer?

Volunteers assist with social inclusion by supporting people in a range of activities, such as catching public transport, exploring different interests or hobbies, learning how to use the internet and social networking sites, joining social interest groups, and building confidence in getting to know their local area, such as the gym, neighbourhood house, library, parks, art galleries, and walking paths.

Volunteers are guided by the person experiencing a mental health issue, by finding out what ‘community’ means to them and how they would like to participate. Volunteers are aware that everyone’s experience of belonging to community is different and they are respectful of this.

The LinC volunteer program recruits volunteers with good local knowledge from the local community, enabling many varied opportunities for community connection.

Want to get involved?

The LinC volunteer program provides free training consisting of two three-hour sessions across two weeks, usually held in the evenings from 6-9pm. You would need to contribute two-to-four hours per week or fortnight. The LinC volunteer program expects a minimum 12-month commitment from volunteers. 

Quick Facts About The Region

Wellways is located in the suburbs of Phillip and Woden Valley, the council of Canberra and the federal electorate of Canberra.