Want to make a difference? The No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS) wants you!

The Brophy program wants amazing people to join as volunteers. Our volunteers feel proud to be able to support the vulnerable members of our community and help reduce the amount of payday lender loans they may access that come with terribly high fees and interest charges! 

So what does benefits does volunteering with Brophy bring to the community and what does it entail? 

The No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS ®) provides individuals and families on low incomes with access to safe, fair and affordable credit. 

Loans are available for essential goods and services up to $1500. Repayments are set at an affordable amount over 12 to 18 months and are deducted directly from your Centrelink benefit.

The No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS ®) provides individuals and families on low incomes with access to safe, fair and affordable credit. 

Here’s what to expect:

  • You will be supported by the NILs Team to learn how to complete phone, or face to face interviews with people wishing to access NILs loans. 
  • Using an online app, you will enter in a person’s budget information (grocery costs, other loans, fuel, medicines etc.) to help ascertain their eligibility for a NILs loan. 
  • An interview takes about an hour of your time to complete, and you can be flexible within regular work hours of 9am-5pm
  • You can volunteer to complete as many or as few interviews – dependent on what suits you.
  • Full training and support from Brophy is provided. 

 The NILs team processes an average of 80 loan enquiries a month with an average of 50 successful loans coming out of the interviews and assessments.

Volunteers have full flexibility in how and where you complete the interviews.

Supporting our volunteers is hugely important and something we consider to be incredibly important.

Brophy Family and Youth Services NILS® provides loans to people living in: Glenelg, Moyne, City of Warrnambool, Corangamite, Southern Grampians, Northern Grampians, City of Horsham, Yarriambiack, West Wimmera, Hindmarsh and Swan Hill.

Please contact Jan de Zoete, NILS Coordinator, for more information:
 
Email: jdezoete@brophy.org.au 

Brophy Portland office phone: 5522 1480

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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