ID: 159401

Eclectic interests? Provide social support! | Healesville

Community Services Regular - more than 6 months Healesville VIC

About this opportunity

The Boroondara Volunteer Resource Centre is advertising this role on behalf of Uniting Victoria & Tasmania.

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!

Jill* enjoys reading, researching, watching documentaries, doing crosswords, and listening to the radio. She's looking for a volunteer with a broad range of interests. Jill* would be best suited to a positive and engaging volunteer with an interest in psychology, animals and the environment!

You will support and encourage Jill* to achieve her social goals and creatively reconnect with her interest in horse riding. Practical communication skills and a willingness to share home and community based visits are essential. Outings may include going for a walk, having a coffee and engaging in conversation. You will have a valid driver’s license and your own car to transport Jill* in during visits. The skills 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 her privacy. Interested? *Please note that during COVID-19 this role will commence over the phone, which will enable you to establish rapport and connection with Jill and enable her 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 *.

Please quote SB-E-01 when applying for this volunteer position

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

Once a week on Tuesdays.

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

Induction, ongoing supervision and opportunities for professional development.