ID: 155892

Community Visitors - Friends for Older People

Seniors & Aged Care Regular - more than 6 months Across: Marion SA, Somerton Park SA, Oaklands Park SA

About this opportunity

The Community Visitors Scheme is an Australian Government funded initiative which started in 1992. St Elizabeth’s MU Auspice has been a provider of volunteer visitors since its inception.

We work with 3 aged care providers in Somerton Park, Oaklands Park, and Marion.

Community visitors add to the quality of life of the care recipient by being a companion and friend. They can help the care recipient feel more involved with their community.

A community visitor is a person who sets aside time, at least once a fortnight, to visit and befriend a resident of an Australian Government subsided aged care home. Volunteering as a community visitor can be a rewarding experience. By befriending an older person, you can make a difference to their lives as well as your own.

Visitors are matched to a person based on their shared interests. You can spend the time chatting, reminiscing, reading, listening to music, games.

Minimum age: 18 years


Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *.

Current 2021 flu vaccination

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Seniors & Aged Care
Training

Some online training modules may be required.

Reimbursement

Travel & other approved expenses.