About this opportunity
Would you like to be part of a highly valued and rewarding program that brightens the lives of others? By befriending an older person, you have a chance to make a difference to their life – and to your own. If you enjoy having a chat and have some time to share this role could be for you!
As part of the federally funded Community Visitors Scheme, we are looking for friendly people who have an hour each week or fortnight to spend visiting isolated or lonely individuals living in an aged care facility.
To be a Community Visitor you must have:
- A genuine interest in working with older people
- Have good communication and listening skills
- Have empathy for lonely, socially isolated people
- Be able to visit regularly on an ongoing basis
Volunteers are supported in their role by a designated Community Visitors Scheme Coordinator who will match them with a designated “friend”. The visits are relaxed and social in nature, where you might chat together, reminisce, play card games, have a coffee in one of the onsite cafes or go for a walk.
Being a Community Visitor is a wonderful opportunity to improve the quality of life of older people, develop a personal connection, and make new friends while gaining new skills and giving back to your community.
Community Visitor opportunities are currently available in Bray Park, Chermside and Sinnamon Park.
National Police Certificate *.
All police checks are provided and paid for by Wesley Mission Queensland.
Volunteers must meet the new Identification requirements for police checks.
All volunteers in residential aged care are required by legislation to have received a current influenza vaccination. This is a mandatory requirement and proof is required.
All applicants will be required to complete an online registration form which will be forwarded to them when their expression of interest is lodged with us.
Weekly or fortnightly visits for a period of 12 months or more. Days and times may be determined by volunteer in accordance with the resident friend's schedule and availability.Type of work
- Companionship & Social Support
- Seniors & Aged Care
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