ID: 161624

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Friendly Visitor - Altona Meadows

Community Services Regular - more than 6 months Altona Meadows VIC

About this opportunity

Multiple Sclerosis is funded to provide a volunteer visiting program – the Community Visitors Scheme (CVS). Volunteer visitors share stories, go for a stroll or have a cuppa, listen to music or play a board game. Our volunteers play a vital role in the life of a person living in an aged care home or their own home through ongoing friendship.

We have a 70 year old lady in an aged care facility in Altona Meadows who has Multiple Sclerosis (MS) who would benefit from having a new female friend to share good conversation, preferably someone with an understanding of the condition of MS.

You need to be warm, caring, reliable and be willing to commit to weekly connections/visits or at least fortnightly connections/visits for a minimum of 12 months/ongoing.

Good English communication skills are required for this recipient, however volunteers with other languages willing to be matched to same language are very welcome to enquire

MS believes in a person to person approach and aspire to match you with someone local with shared interests and hobbies. We look forward to hearing from you


Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *.

Two referee checks conducted by the organisation

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

Weekly visits/connections preferred or at least once a fortnight, by mutual convenience, any day of the week/fortnight with a minimum 12-month commitment requirement. The length of time for each connection to be determined by the visitor.

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Families with Children
Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Seniors & Aged Care
Training

Induction Training and Optional additional training offered each year

Reimbursement

Capped mileage reimbursement if required