About this opportunity
The Boroondara Volunteer Resource Centre is advertising this role on behalf of Uniting Victoria & Tasmania.
During these challenging times we need volunteers more than ever, to support isolated people in our community to feel socially connected again. If you’re a ‘people person’ and would like to make a difference to the life of someone who is socially isolated we would love to hear from you!
Annie* is seeking a volunteer to share her interests in sewing, making Kombucha, cooking, walking, listening to music and reading. The best suited to support Annie* will be positive, outgoing, respectful, thoughtful and non-judgmental, and with an ability to chat on any number of topics. Be able to creatively reconnect her with the things she enjoys.
Practical communication skills and a willingness to share both home and community-based visits essential. Visits may include going out for a coffee, lunch or cooking up a storm together! Your own vehicle will be required to transport Annie* on outings. Valid drivers license necessary. The skills and confidence to work independently are a must. Induction, ongoing supervision and opportunities for professional development provided.
*Participants name has been altered to maintain her privacy. Please note that during COVID-19 this role will commence over the phone, which will enable you to establish rapport and connection with Annie and enable her to stay connected to the community. **Participant's name has been altered to maintain her privacy. Interested?
Uniting is committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, volunteering with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and Working With Children Check (in Victoria) and/or Working With Vulnerable People Check (in Tasmania) prior to commencement in any service or undertaking.
Driver's Licence (C) . National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.
Please quote reference TY-E-09
Fortnightly, on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons.Suitable for
- Centrelink Volunteers
- Companionship & Social Support
- Driving & Transportation
- Seniors & Aged Care
Induction, ongoing supervision and opportunities for professional development.