Volunteer

 Become a Volunteer Biographer

Are you:

  • Interested in life stories?
  • A good listener?
  • Comfortable with the written word?

You may be interested in becoming a Volunteer Biographer.

  • Available during business hours
  • Able to commit to 1 hour per week sessions with clients plus a minimum of 4 hours per week transcribing at home

Other requirements:

  • Access to own car & own computer
  • Willingness to learn
We regularly invite people in the community to be trained as a volunteer biographer and acceptance into the program is subject to a screening interview, reference, police check and completion of 40 hours of training. Beyond Words offers comprehensive training to volunteers preparing them in their new role and trainees have a chance to further develop their skills around communication, listening, knowledge of aged care, technical transcribing & editing support, the biography process and self-care.
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Supervision of Biographers

While the simple act of listening to a person’s life story is in itself a privilege, we know that biographers work best with clear personal boundaries and ongoing support from a professional Coordinator of Volunteers who manages referrals from the aged care team, liaises with the nursing team and supports the work and well-being of volunteers.

2017 Training Calendar

Two training programs will be held in 2017.  The next training will be held on October 12/17/23/25November 2/3

To register your interest in future training programs please email: info@thebiographyprogram.org.au

  • For additional information phone 0403 771 571