ID: 94037

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Friendly Visitor

Seniors Long Term Yarraville, VIC Accessible

About this opportunity

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an auspice of the Community Visitor Scheme (CVS), an initiative funded by the Australian Government. CVS Volunteers visit residents in Aged Care homes in NSW & VIC either one-to-one or as a group. In some areas, CVS volunteers may visit older people in their own home. We have TWO GENTLEMEN in the YARRAVILLE AREA one an AUSTRALIAN the other an ITALIAN who would enjoy receiving visits from MALE VOLUNTEER VISITORS. Volunteers provide companionship and friendship and reduce the effects of isolation. Volunteer visitors may share stories, go for a stroll, listen to music or play a game. As a CVS volunteer you play a vital role in improving the quality of life of the person through ongoing companionship.
Skills required
Warmth, a caring attitude, empathy, good English communication skills however volunteers with other languages willing to be matched to same language (such as Italian speaking) are very welcome. Reliability and a willingness to commit to at least fortnightly visits for a minimum of 12 months is important.
THIS IS A VERY REWARDING ROLE!
Training
Induction training provided before commencement at your own pace and in the comfort of your home either in a workbook format or online.

"To the world you may be one person but to one person you may be the world!"


Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *.

Referee checks

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

By mutual convenience, any day of the week. At least once a fortnight

Good for
  • Centrelink Approved
  • Families
  • Volunteers with limited English
Interested in
  • Aged Care
  • Companionship and Social Support
Training

Induction training. Optional training offered each year

Reimbursement

Mileage if required