ID: 159621

Help someone in care today - Community Visitor volunteer needed at Merrimac, Gold Coast

Seniors & Aged Care Regular - more than 6 months Merrimac QLD

About this opportunity

You can make a difference...

Many elderly Australians in aged care homes are socially isolated from the community. QCCN is looking for people with big hearts to visit these senior citizens and reconnect them with the community. It only takes an hour a fortnight and all you have to do is be a friend.

Residents enjoy the social visits of our volunteers. You will be matched one-on-one with a resident who has been identified as socially isolated, or at risk of becoming so. Volunteers enjoy a coffee and chat, or perhaps a board game with their new friend, and through ongoing visits create a wonderful new friendship for someone in need.

This resident in care is female and aged 89 years. She would greatly benefit from one-on-one interaction with a mature Community Visitor who is able to visit her on a regular basis for friendship. This resident enjoys conversation and would benefit from spending quality time with someone she can chat with. Her hobbies and interests include craft (knitting), have conversation, cooking and colouring in. When living independently, she enjoyed dancing and gardening.

This care home has wonderful supportive staff who will assist you to make sure your volunteer journey is a successful and enjoyable experience!

It is important to note that from 1st May 2020, all visitors to aged care facilities in Australia (including staff, family and volunteers) must have a Flu Vaccination with evidence to be provided to aged care facility upon each visit. This requirement has been handed down by the Federal Government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We’re a small not for profit aiming to do big things! It’s our goal to try to eliminate the elderly feeling secluded whilst in residential care. To do this, we connect volunteers with the elderly so they can develop long lasting, meaningful friendships. We'd love to have you join our team if this is the kind of role you are looking for within the community!

Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *. Others .

National Police Check, which is arranged and paid for by Queensland Community Care Network.

From 1st May 2020, all volunteers to aged care facilities in Australia must have had the flu shot with evidence to be kept on file. A document of evidence must be supplied to QLD Community Care Network before commencing face to face visits at an aged care facility. This is a requirement issued by the Department of Health on a federal level.

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

At least one hour per fortnight. Visiting hours are generally 9am - 6pm, Mon - Fri. Weekend visits can be arranged.

Suitable for
  • Skilled Volunteers
  • Wheelchair Access
Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Disability Support
  • Seniors & Aged Care

Induction offered by Aged Care Facility (Lifestyle Manager)