ID: 155756

Friendly Visitor to Sam - Covid 19

Covid-19 Regular - more than 6 months Hampton VIC

About this opportunity

We have a lovely 96-year-old gentleman who lives in his own home in Hampton and would benefit from friendship. Sam enjoys conversation, getting out when he can, and sharing stories including his love for boxing and rugby.

We're seeking a warm, caring, reliable and empathetic volunteer with good communication skills able to commit to weekly contact (Skype, phone calls, letters, postcards) then face to face when restrictions lift.

A minimum 12 month/ongoing commitment is also required.


Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *.

Volunteers must be over 18 years of age and work through an information session. Volunteers complete a Disability Workers Exclusion Scheme check, a National Police Check, a statutory declaration if they have been a citizen or resided in a country other than Australia since the age of 16 and provide 2 professional referees at interview.

IMPORTANT - All volunteers must evidence they've had their influenza vaccination which became a federal requirement 1 May 2020 and be prepared to renew this annually.

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

Weekly contact (Skype, phone calls, letters, postcards) then face to face when restrictions lift.

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Online & Remote Volunteers
  • Skilled Volunteers
Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Counselling & Help Line
  • Seniors & Aged Care
Training

CVS training and ongoing support from the Community Support team.

Reimbursement

To be negotiated on a case by case basis.