ID: 161705

Dementia Support Volunteer

Seniors & Aged Care Regular - more than 6 months Across: Bunbury WA, Eaton WA, Hamilton Hill WA, Mandurah WA, Port Kennedy WA, Como WA

About this opportunity

Bethanie is seeking volunteers to provide companionship to our residents with the understanding and mindfulness that our residents have a wide variety of cognitive needs.

We have many residents who are without any family or friends who visit them.

Having companionship greatly enhances the quality of life of residents who may otherwise be lonely and socially isolated.

Your regular visits may include having a cup of tea and a chat, escorting residents to activities, playing games or simply sitting and enjoying each others company.

Bethanie has wonderful supportive staff who will assist you to make sure your volunteer journey is a successful and enjoyable experience! You will be mentored with a Dementia Consultant for training and ongoing support.

If you enjoy having a chat and have some time to share this role could be for you!

Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *.

-Companionship of residents with high needs.
-Current Police Clearance, or willingness to apply for one (we will coordinate and pay for this on your behalf).
-Record of having (or willing to undertake) 2021 Flu Vaccination.
-Some locations require NDIS Volunteer Screening (we will reimburse the costs of)
-Willingness to uphold the Mission, Vision and Values of the Bethanie Group Inc.

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

Weekdays morning and afternoons. You choose your availability.

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • People Learning English
  • People with disability
  • Wheelchair Access
Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Music & Entertainment
  • Seniors & Aged Care

Orientation and training provided