There is so much you can get involved in around Adelaide.

Use this list to help plan your Peer Mentoring activities!

Whatever you are into, I’m sure you’ll find something fun to do.

FREE & LOW COST ACTIVITIES

LIVE EVENT VENUES – What’s On

ACTIVITIES, WORKSHOPS, FESTIVALS & EVENTS
Costs Vary

INCLUSIVE ACTIVITIES

LAST TIP

Check the venues & events where the SA Companion Card is accepted

Looking for someone who shares your interests? Make sure you are signed up to our Peer Mentoring Program.

If you need help enquiring or booking into activities please reach out.

What did we miss? We love hearing from you so please share your own tips to find things to do.

Quick tips to help you get started as a Peer Mentor

Onboarding as a Peer Mentor is self paced process and utilises an online platform called Volaby.

To make the process as efficient as possible, we suggest organising the required checks & clearances first.

The required clearances are FREE for Volunteers. There are no out of pocket expenses to become a Volunteer Mentor.

1. Required Checks & Clearances

If you need to apply for a National Police Clearance or a Working With Children Check, please follow the instructions below.

Applying for a National Police Clearance

  1. Download and complete the attached form
  2. Then attend a Police Station or Justice of the Peace with the form and 100 Point of Identification for verification.
  3. Return the form to us at;
    Email hello@strongandcapable.com.au or Post to 16-20 Hindmarsh Ave, Welland SA 5007.
  4. We then need to approve the request and await a response from the SA Police.
  5. If approved the Certificate will be posted to you.
Applying for a Working With Children Check (WWCC)
If you do not have current WWCC, we can apply for one on your behalf.
If you consent for Strong & Capable to submit an application, please email us with the subject: Application for WWCC.
And include the following information;
  1. Your full name,
  2. Date of birth and
  3. Email address.
Wondering why you need a WWCC when the program is designed for people aged over 18 years? The check involves checking the criminal history and any other relevant information that is lawfully available to the South Australian Screening Unit.
Already have the required checks?
Make sure you have them handy to complete the onboarding process.
Please note the Working with Children Checks last for 5 years from date of issue.

2. Ready to complete the onboarding process

We use a platform called Volaby to manage the onboarding process. Once you have the required clearances, this section may take approximately 60 minutes.
The process is as follows:
  1. Volunteer Profile
  2. Getting to know you
  3. Safeguarding policy
  4. National Police Clearance
  5. Working with Children Check
  6. Code of Conduct
  7. Volunteer Handbook
  8. Volunteer Agreement
  9. Reference Checks

3. Induction and Training

We have selected online training tools and resources to equip you with the knowledge to ensure everyone is kept safe and are ready to help people with disabilities fully participate in society.

Additionally we host a monthly Mentor Meet Up via Mighty Networks for an informal Question & Answer session.

4. Ready to Mentor

Once you have completed the process on Volaby, you are ready to go! You’ll be invited to set up a Profile on Mentorloop the platform where we facilitate the 1:1 peer mentoring activities. This process takes less than 5 minutes.

5. Measure your Impact

Your role is incredibly important and we want to make sure its a mutually valuable experience for both mentees and mentors, therefore we utilise a number of tools to track our impact, including data from Volaby, Mentorloop and engagement surveys.

Happy Mentoring!!

 

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Are you over 18, and a person with lived experience of disability who wants to find a way to be more socially connected?

Come & Try Peer Mentoring for FREE* until the end of June 24.  

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