ID: 161326

Volunteer drivers wanted to help our people connect back to community

Community Services Regular - more than 6 months Across: Ashwood VIC, Bentleigh VIC

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]


Additional requirements

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

Time Required

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
Type of work
  • Driving & Transportation
Training

Free training, free flu shot (when available) and Baptcare will pay for the police check

Reimbursement

Reimbursement may be provided