ID: 155834

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Community Services Regular - more than 6 months Cheltenham VIC

About this opportunity

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!

Uniting is seeking an open minded, positive, vibrant, outgoing volunteer with a good sense of humour to support Lea* to achieve her social goals. You'll need the ability to creatively reconnect Lea* to her interests and passions. A shared interest in gardening, dancing, socializing, learning and watching movies would be advantageous.

Practical communication skills and a willingness to share both home and community-based visits essential. Visits may include going out for a meal, walks and engaging in lively conversation. Your own vehicle will be required to transport Lea* on outings. Valid driver’s license necessary. The skills and confidence to work independently are a must. Induction, ongoing supervision and opportunities for professional development provided.

Please note that during COVID-19 this role will commence over the phone, which will enable you to establish rapport and connection with Lea and enable her to stay connected to the community. **Participant's name has been altered to maintain her privacy. Interested? For further information, please contact 13 93 75 and quote LY-S-10.

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.

Additional requirements

Driver's Licence (C) . National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.

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

Once a week on Wednesdays or Fridays.

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Driving & Transportation
  • Seniors & Aged Care

Induction, ongoing supervision and opportunities for professional development.