ID: 163475

Social visiting volunteers for Residential Aged Care facilities-Dementia specific

Seniors & Aged Care Regular - more than 6 months Across: Hunters Hill NSW, Lane Cove North NSW, Waitara NSW, Hornsby NSW, Ryde NSW, Northbridge NSW

About this opportunity

  • Provide social companionship through conversation and activities 
  • 1-2 hours per week or fortnight
  • Volunteer in business hours during the week and/or weekends

This role gives you the opportunity to brighten the life of an older person living with Dementia by visiting them regularly at a Residential Aged Care Home, as part of the Community Visitors Scheme run by Catholic Healthcare.

As a volunteer you will commit to visiting a client a least once a fortnight for around 1-2 hours.Visits are spent chatting about common interests or doing an activity you both enjoy - this could be going for a short walk, catching up for a coffee/tea, crafting, knitting, gardening, watching TV, reading aloud, playing a game, etc

Sharing your time and interests with an older community member living with Dementia will help enhance their mental, physical, and emotional well being.

To be eligible to volunteer for this role you will need to be over 18 years of age, and a National Criminal Police Check will be completed by Catholic Healthcare as part of the volunteer induction process. In flu season you will need to have had a flu vaccination.

Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *.

It will be desirable if you have interest and compassion in working with people living with Dementia.

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

Once a week or fortnight visits for up to 1-2 hours.

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

Relevant orientation and training, including COVID-safe training, is provided along with ongoing support and education opportunities.