ID: 162398

Community Connections Perth Metro

Seniors & Aged Care Regular - more than 6 months Perth WA

About this opportunity

Imagine no-one calling or texting you for months. Imagine not seeing anyone for days on end. Our ageing population is increasingly isolated and lonely, which can lead to boredom, depression and inactivity. Having a volunteer visit once a week for a few hours for companionship or to help them re-engage in the community can bring huge benefits to their mental and physical wellbeing. At Silver Chain we support our clients to remain safely in their own homes, having quality of life for as long as possible. You could be part of this wonderful team. • Do you have great empathy with older people? • Are you a good listener? • Do you have a few hours a week to give? If you answered yes, then please express interest below. Silver Chain values their volunteers and offer training and ongoing support in your role and engagement with other volunteers


Additional requirements

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

A current motor vehicle driver’s licence and access to a reliable, roadworthy and registered motor vehicle with a minimum of third party insurance. Must be available during core business hours. Silverchain pay for the Police Clearance

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

2-4 hours a week (days and times are flexible but should be at the same day and time each week) as well as attendance at support and training sessions. Not suitable for Centrelink candidates as we cannot provide 15 hours work per week.

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

Comprehensive induction and ongoing training provided

Reimbursement

Agreed out of pocket expenses including mileage