ID: 161551

Group61 - Russian Speaking Community Visitor, Mudgeeraba

Community Services Regular - more than 6 months Mudgeeraba QLD

About this opportunity

The Group61 Community Visitor program aims to enrich the quality of life of isolated older people living in their own homes who may be socially isolated or lonely - whether for social or cultural reasons or due to disability.

As part of our Community Visitor program, we are looking for friendly people who can speak Russian and are looking to make a difference in the lives of our community’s seniors just by spending an hour per week or fortnight visiting and being a social friend to individuals living in their own homes. Due to the nature of the role we ask for a commitment of six months.

In the role of Community Visitor, you will assist in ensuring older people in their own homes remain actively engaged and inspired every day. Quality time shared can include chatting, playing cards or board games, work on a hobby together, or discuss the local news. You might take a walk, grab a coffee, visit bingo, or do some gardening together.

We currently have an active gentleman in Mudgeeraba who speaks Russian and would like a visitor who can also speak Russian to spend some time with chatting, gardening, or playing cards. Though a person who can speak fluent Russian is preferred, he would also be happy with someone who can speak some basic Russian.

Community Visitors are not involved in providing clinical or personal care to the people they visit.

Group61 is a welcoming and rewarding place to volunteer where you will meet many wonderful people and learn great new skills that may assist you both personally and professionally. There are lots of other benefits to volunteering with us as well, such as:

  • Supply and pay for any security checks required for the position
  • Access to online and face-to-face wellness advisors
  • Great education opportunities
  • Free Flu Vaccinations
  • Exclusive shopping discounts
  • Invitations to social events
  • Being part of a team that really is making a difference in the lives of lonely and isolated seniors living in your local community.

This role follows a COVID-19 safe work plan.

To learn more about Group61 and Wesley Mission Queensland please visit our website.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *.

Security checks required for the position are supplied and paid for by Wesley Mission Queensland. This may include a Federal Police Check, a Working with People with Disability Yellow Card, or a NDIS Worker Screening Card.

All applicants will be required to complete an online registration form which will be forwarded to them when their expression of interest is lodged with us.

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

One to two hours, once a week or fortnight.

Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Seniors & Aged Care

Orientation and on the job training is provided with opportunity for further development