About this opportunity
The COVID-19 pandemic outbreak and Victoria’s hard lockdown increased social isolation and the feeling of loneliness which has led to mental health issues such as depression and anxiety in older adults. Studies have demonstrated that social support networks could help the elderly to foster meaningful connections and sense of belongingness during and after an isolation period.
If you would like to support the elderly in reconnecting back into their communities and make a positive impact in their daily lives and mental health, then our In-Home Care program is for you!
Baptcare has created different Volunteer opportunities to support the elderly during these tough times:
- Transporting clients to or from our day-care centre programs located at Bentleigh and Ashwood
- In-Home visits and social support outings
Baptcare welcomes all to be part of this Volunteer opportunity! If you would like to know more, please email [email protected]
Current full driver's license and flu shot required (if you got it last year it is still valid!)/ willingness to get the flu shot before starting Volunteer activities
One day per week (Mon-Sat) mornings (7am to 12pm) or afternoons (1pm to 6pm)Suitable for
- Groups of 10 or more
- People Learning English
- Skilled Volunteers
- Driving & Transportation
Free training, free flu shot (when available) and Baptcare will pay for the police checkReimbursement
Reimbursement may be provided