Volunteer

Community Bridges is a volunteer organisation.  All of the workers with Community Bridges are volunteers.

Support Workers work with inmates while they are in the correctional institution and when they are released.  That means visiting inmates while they are in jail and maintaining contact when they are released.

Other Volunteers work in the office undertaking clerical work or have other skills that support the work of Community Bridges e.g. advertising, fundraising, media.

All volunteers need to be mature; have a non-judgmental attitude and be able to work in a positive manner with male prisoners, their families and associated professionals.

Volunteers need to be willing to commit to a minimum of one day per fortnight (Monday – Friday) on a long-term basis (minimum of 12 months).

All volunteers who work in jails will need to undergo a detailed criminal check.

Interested?  Please phone (07) 3818 2028 or email: info@cb.org.au

Volunteer Training

All volunteers receive a number of days training from Community Bridges before commencing to work with clients.  In addition, they receive regular ongoing training.

In addition, all volunteer who visit the jails need to undertake a training/orientation program conducted by the Department of Correctional Services.

If you are interested in learning more about volunteer training and when the next training program will be conducted, please phone 07 3818 2028 or email: info@cb.org.au.