About this opportunity
Companionship Visitors play a vital role by providing much needed social support to those who may otherwise be isolated and lonely.
The role requires you to travel to the homes of a senior you have been paired with and provide them with company for 1.5 to 2 hours, either weekly or fortnightly. What you do during this time is up to the two of you - a favourite activity is going for coffee, or to the beach, but if it’s something you both like to do, Be is all for it and will try to make it happen!
We are looking for volunteers who are interested in getting to know our clients, forming genuine connections, and sharing life experiences and common interests. Great communication skills, listening skills and patience are a must, along with being trusted with confidential information.
There are clients in need at various locations all over the Sunshine Coast.
Be are a leading aged care and health and well-being specialist that is doing more than what’s expected to really make a difference in the community. What Be does is enhance clients' lives and help them to live the life they want, with a range of services to meet every individual’s needs. We support people to age well and live well.
So why should you join the Be family?
We have a vibrant base of volunteers across Queensland who are social and community minded. Best of all? Our clients genuinely love our service and appreciate the work you will do.
The way you help is far beyond volunteering. Your conversations and genuine interest in the lives of our clients provides valuable social support and a sense of belonging. As they say, "the greatest gift you can give is your time".
We will support you on your volunteer journey by providing you with training to ensure you have every opportunity to connect with our clients in an honest way and your time is placed where most valuable.
Covid-19 vaccination . Driver's Licence (C) . National Police Certificate *. Others .
A police check and current influenza vaccination are required, however, we will pay for and help you to obtain these!
An hour or two, once or twice a fortnight.Suitable for
- Centrelink Volunteers
- People Learning English
- Skilled Volunteers
- Companionship & Social Support
- Driving & Transportation
- Seniors & Aged Care
On the job - we will support you all the way - we have a Buddy Program too.Reimbursement
Be will reimburse you for all travel and incidentals; enjoy a coffee and cake with your client