ID: 155373

Community Visitor Volunteer - Conversations and Companionship! - All areas in Perth

Seniors & Aged Care Regular - more than 6 months Across: Mount Lawley WA, Fremantle WA, Joondalup WA

About this opportunity

We have lonely and isolated elderly clients in residential facilities who would love to have a visit and form a friendship with people who have similar interests or hobbies.

If you have good Interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with elderly people then this could be the volunteer role for you.

Volunteers must complete mandatory COVID-19 online training and have received a recent flu vaccination or willing to get one.


Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *.

National Volunteer Police Check
No formal qualifications required. However empathy and understanding of older people will be quality life skills that will enable you and the resident that you are matched with get the best out of all visits. Police checks are conducted by the organisation at no cost to the volunteer.
Mandatory COVID-19 training online, a recent flu vaccination or ability to get one.
All potential volunteers will be invited for an interview over the phone or in person.


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

A minimum of one hour per fortnight for at least six months. Any day of the week. Flexible times. (Restrictions may apply due to recent COVID-19)

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • People with disability
  • Travelling Volunteers
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Work Experience
Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Seniors & Aged Care
Training

COVID-19 Training online. Ongoing support from Community Visitor Scheme Coordinator

Reimbursement

Travel expenses may be reimbursed. Discuss with Coordinator