Along with your profile, your activity application first thing that a Member sees and their first impression of your skills, passion and personality. So how do a great mission application? Well, buckle in, because we are here to help!
To start off with, here's what longtime Social Carer, Tarryn Myburgh, has to say about mission applications:
“I have been a hero for over two years now and absolutely love what I do. When I apply for a mission, I make sure my personality comes across as companionship is what people are ultimately looking for. It really has helped me a lot and given my members a great understanding of what they can expect when they meet me.”
Read on to find a bunch of tips that we've put together to help you out.
Firstly, make sure that you double-check your grammar and spelling! It’s the easiest way to show your professionalism.
Explain why you think you are a good match for an application, and why the mission stood out. Remember that this message is your job application! But don’t forget, we are also people after all. We are are all looking for human connections, so don’t be afraid to add a personal touch.
Confirm that you are available the date and time needed.
Qualifications are very important as a lot of Members are looking for specific experience. Whether it is an experience or a skill, make sure you mention this in your mission application.
Make sure you address any questions the member might have in your messages and have a conversation about how you can work together to achieve their goals. Try to respond in a timely manner and don’t leave members waiting days on end for answers.
To find more resources that help you get set up as a Social Carer and ready to work, make sure to check out the help centre here.