ID: 161115

Caring Companionship Volunteers - Sunshine Coast

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

About this opportunity

You can help reduce the loneliness and isolation felt by some of our care recipients when they have no family or friends visiting. As a Caring Companionship Volunteer with Sundale, you will build a meaningful relationship and create a special bond with someone who needs your support. You can build this relationship through: • Having a chat • Sharing a cuppa • Going for a walk together in the garden • Reading a book or newspaper to them • Bringing your pet in for visits • Picking up books from the library • Doing some personal shopping for them • Playing a game • There are endless opportunities Only an hour or two of your time is needed each week to create a special bond with one of our care recipients and bring incredible joy to their lives.

Sundale needs Caring Companionship Volunteers in all of our care centres: • McGowan Care Centre Nambour • Bowder Care Centre Nambour • James Grimes Care Centre Nambour • Rotary Gardens Care Centre Burnside • Palmwoods Care Centre • Coolum Care Centre • Aloaka Care Centre Kilcoy

As a volunteer with Sundale, you will receive full training, an onsite induction, an introduction to your care recipient, regular contact with the volunteer coordinator, invitations to volunteer appreciation and social events, friendship, heartfelt thanks and the warmth of knowing your companionship truly is making a difference in someone’s life.

Additional requirements

Driver's Licence (C) . National Police Certificate *. Others .

Proof of a Flu Vaccination will be required. If you did not have a flu vaccine in 2020 they will be available in April 2021.
National Police Check - will be paid for by Sundale.

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

Start Dates, Hours, Days - To be Negotiated with Sundale Minimum 1 hour once a week

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Families with Children
  • People Learning English
  • Travelling Volunteers
  • Wheelchair Access
Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support

Mandatory training either online or face to face