ID: 117934

Phone Call Volunteer

Seniors & Aged Care Regular - more than 6 months Anywhere

About this opportunity

Elderly people can be socially isolated for many reasons such as loss of a lifelong partner, mobility limitations and health issues. Our Phone Call Volunteers call the client on a regular basis (usually weekly) and build up a great relationship through sharing stories, discussing the news and sport, chatting about family, talking about hobbies etc.... according to individual interests. This volunteer role best suits a mature person over 35yrs who has a lot of life experience and can be supportive of an elderly person. Background in counselling would be beneficial but an interest sharing conversation is the most important requirement. Phone calls are made on a regular basis using your own phone at a time which mutually suits you and the client. Volunteers are supported by a Coordinator.


Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *.

You will be required to complete Catholic Healthcare Volunteer recruitment paperwork. We will organise and pay for your National Police Check.

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

Approximately 1 hour per week

Suitable for
  • Online & Remote Volunteers
  • People with disability
Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Seniors & Aged Care
Training

You will be trained and supported by a volunteer coordinator.