About the Community Connector Program
Community Connectors (CC) is a new program designed to enhance the lives of people in the community. Its goal is to help people become part of this wonderful Boonah community we all live in.
The Scenic Rim has many clubs, services and groups. Human beings are designed to connect and social connection supports mental and emotional wellbeing. Forming strong social connections can contribute to personal happiness and provide the opportunity to spend time with new and old friends, whether it’s going on a picnic or riding trail bikes together. We understand it’s not always easy to make new connections in the community.
Community Connectors is here to connect you to other people or groups in your community.
Become a Community Connector
What does a Community Connector do?
After successfully completing the CC training, people will be registered as CC volunteers. They will then have care recipients referred to them by the CC coordinator. The CC and Care recipient will make a time to meet and get to know each other. This can be at a local coffee shop or cafe, or at the Community Centre which has a room where CCs can go for a coffee and chat. Together, they will discuss what the care recipient would like to be involved in within the community. The CC will then assist them to do this using the local directory.
Why choose to become a Connector?
The Program is a wonderful way to share your knowledge of Boonah and welcome new people into the local community. You will develop your interpersonal and leadership skills by participating in the program and engaging with Care recipients. You will also meet like-minded people and be able to widen your network in meaningful way.
Will there be training?
Yes, CC training consists of four training sessions of about 4 hours each. Topics covered will be around communication, boundaries, stress management and mental health awareness. The training will be delivered in a fun and relaxing environment and we will share a meal together. There will not be any tests or exams, however to be registered to be a CC, volunteers must show competence in areas of skill development
Do I need a police check or Blue card to be a CC?
Yes, all Community Connectors will need to have a current Police Check, but not a Blue Card. As a volunteer Community Connector, we will assist you to apply for the police check and there is no charge.
How much time is involved?
The Program is designed to fit around your lifestyle and dependent on how much time you are willing and able to share. We are grateful for any of your time and appreciate all of our volunteers that make this program possible.
Talk to our team about becoming a Community Connector. Start a rewarding journey with your Fassifern and Boonah community.
Would you like to meet a Community Connector?
We can arrange for you to meet a Community Connector and learn more about events, programs, services and training available in Boonah and the Scenic Rim.