Volunteer and make a meaningful difference to someone’s life
The Community Friend Program (CFP) is a social support service for people with a mild/moderate disability.
The program gives people the opportunity to access the community, make new friends and enjoy socialising and getting out and about.
Volunteering with the Community Friend Program can enrich both your life and the life of a person with a disability through:
One-to-one friendships: You can be matched to one person who is looking for friendship and social support. This involves getting together for a few hours on a weekly or fortnightly basis to enjoy a variety of activities together. The activities and times are chosen by the volunteer and the participant, according to what they enjoy doing. The one-to-one matches are generally an ongoing friendship.
Monthly social groups: Volunteers who have been accepted into the program for a one-to-one friendship match, may also choose to put their name down as a potential fill-in volunteer for one of the Community Friend Program's monthly social groups. The program organises regular social groups that are facilitated by a team of two volunteers. These groups get together once a month to enjoy a social activity such as bowling, a movie, going to the city, or just getting together for coffee and a chat.
The Community Friend Program works in the cities of Banyule, Yarra, Darebin, Moreland, Brimbank, Boroondara, Whitehorse, Monash, and Maroondah. If you do not live in one of these regions, however would not mind travelling, the Community Friend Program may still suit you.