ID: 161891

Social Support Volunteer

Seniors & Aged Care Regular - more than 6 months Across: Colo NSW, Kurrajong NSW, Lower Portland NSW, North Richmond NSW, Richmond NSW, Wilberforce NSW, Windsor NSW, Wisemans Ferry NSW

About this opportunity

With covid-19 restrictions beginning to be eased we desperately need volunteers who will assist clients to do regular Home Visits or assist them do their shopping or paying of bills or other important things which become difficult or even impossible when you become more fragile and less mobile or when you are no longer able to drive. To have assistance to be able to continue to do these tasks can have a huge impact on the quality of life for older people. To be able to maintain their independence helps with their mental health and well being and just may be the difference between them continuing to live in their own home or needing to seek residential care. No special skills are needed, just kind, patient and reliable and love working with older people . You will be required to undergo a National Criminal Records Check


Additional requirements

Driver's Licence (C) . National Police Certificate *.

Compacionate, understanding, committed and reliable. Confident driving skills and love working with older people

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

Volunteer are required Monday to Friday usually between 9am to 3pm and can volunteer on a weekly fortnight or monthgly basis

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Skilled Volunteers
Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Driving & Transportation
  • Seniors & Aged Care
Training

Full training and ongoing support is provided. New volunteers are provided with a comprehensive Induction prior to undertaking their role. Ongoing formal and informal training is also provided. Bi monthly Cake, Coffee n Catch Ups are also held to give volunteers to be consulted and to provide feedback on matters important to them

Reimbursement

All out of pocket expenses are reimbusred i.e petrol, phone calls or lunch