Volunteer education

Beyond Blue has developed free training materials for volunteers that support older people in residential or community aged care settings. The materials are delivered by volunteer managers or coordinators as part of volunteer’s orientation or ongoing training.

Volunteers will learn about:

  • Anxiety and depression in the general population
  • Anxiety and depression in older people
  • The impact of these conditions
  • Strategies that volunteers can use when supporting older people

The materials include:

  • A volunteer workbook (a copy for each volunteer attending needs to be printed out)
  • A link to a video (used during the session)
  • A facilitator guide (to assist volunteer coordinators/ managers deliver the program)
  • A podcast (provides an orientation for volunteer coordinators/managers)

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