Respect Ambassador Volunteers
Respect Ambassadors are volunteers who are trained to promote gender equity in clubs and community organisations across the Mount Alexander shire. They work with local clubs and community organisations in Mount Alexander to make them places where women and girls feel safe, respected and included in all aspects of club life.
Gender inequity matters because it is a significant barrier to women and girls from reaching their full potential and violence against women is more easily accepted in communities where men and women are not equal. A more inclusive club will also attract more participants and members as it is more welcoming.
The set up of this project is proudly supported by the Mount Alexander Shire Council Community Grant Program, run in partnership with Maldon Neighbourhood Centre and with strategic oversight from the Mount Alexander Family Violence Prevention Network.
Why become a Respect Ambassador Volunteer?
Our Respect Ambassador Volunteers promote gender equity in clubs across our Mount Alexander Shire community. It also offers the chance to make new friends, build confidence, challenge yourself and have fun.
What is involved in becoming a Respect Ambassador Volunteer?
In preparation for the role, CHIRP Community Health provide training. Once trained, our Respect Ambassador Volunteers attend a monthly Community of Practice meeting with other Respect Ambassadors, which supports their role working with clubs. This volunteer position is overseen by the Health Promotion Officer at CHIRP Community Health.
If you are interested, please complete the volunteer interest form. Alternatively, you could call us on (03) 5479 1000 and ask to speak to our Health Promotion Officer.