ID: 156620

Chat-a-ring! Phone based social support in Hoppers Crossing!

Community Services Regular - more than 6 months Hoppers Crossing 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!

This role involves sharing phone conversation with individuals requiring social engagement, companionship and conversation. The ideal volunteer for this role will have effective communication skills, and an ability to develop rapport and support individuals to achieve their social goals whilst sharing lively conversation! This may involve discussing a topic or activity of interest such as crossword, trivia or current affairs! The skills and confidence to work independently are a must. Induction, ongoing supervision and opportunities for professional development provided.

The program operates from our Hoppers Crossing office *Please note that during COVID-19 this role will commence remotely, with the view to moving back to the location listed above once restrictions ease.

Interested? For further information, please contact and quote CA-FEB-23.

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

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 any weekday.

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

Induction, ongoing supervision and opportunities for professional development.