ID: 158191

Coffee and Cinema! | Social Support | Pakenham

Community Services Regular - more than 6 months Pakenham 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 someone’s life, we would love to hear from you!

Sam* describes himself as reliable and kind, and is looking for an easy going volunteer who shares interests in football, going to the movies, and reading. Sam* also enjoys music from the 60s and 70's and loves musicals! He would like a companion who will transport and join him at a local cafe for a coffee and a chat. You may also enjoy going to the cinema or park together!

The selected applicant will provide companionship, and support Sam* to achieve his social goals. Valid driver’s license necessary. Practical communication skills and ability and confidence to work independently are a must. Induction, ongoing supervision and opportunities for professional development provided.

*Participant's name has been altered to maintain his privacy. Interested? For further information, please Call 13 93 75 and quote OG-S-12 Please note that during COVID-19 this role will commence over the phone, which will enable you to establish rapport and connection with Sam and enable him to stay connected to the community.

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, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

Uniting is also 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.

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

Fortnightly on Monday, Wednesday or Friday afternoons.

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

Induction, ongoing supervision and opportunities for professional development.