ID: 153373

Social Companion Volunteers ( Italian and Macedonian speakers)

Seniors & Aged Care Regular - more than 6 months Manjimup WA

About this opportunity

A wonderfully rewarding opportunity to enrich the life of someone who may be at risk of social isolation or loneliness. You will be matched with a person, or people, with similar interests and/or background to your own so you can spend time enjoying each other’s company, having meaningful conversation and maybe sharing a mutually enjoyed activity.


Additional requirements

Driver's Licence (C) . National Police Certificate *. Others .

No formal qualifications required; however the following are essential to be successful in this role:
• Ability to communicate and interact with dementia residents.
• Compassion and genuine empathy for older people.
• Great interpersonal and communication skills.
• Enjoy participating in tasks and activities in a group.
• Genuine interests helping seniors.
• National Police Clearance (screened in accordance with the organisations policies)
• Influenza vaccination on an annual basis.
• Signed statutory declaration.
• Complete mandatory trainings and orientation.

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

1 hour per week

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Families with Children
  • Work Experience
Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Seniors & Aged Care
Training

Orientation and support training provided