ID: 164627

Group61 - Community Visitor for Knitting and Solitaire, Southport

Community Services Regular - more than 6 months Southport QLD

About this opportunity

The Group61 Community Visitor program aims to enrich the quality of life of isolated older people living in their own homes who may be socially isolated or lonely - whether for social or cultural reasons or due to disability.

As part of our Community Visitor program, we are looking for friendly people who are looking to make a difference in the lives of our community’s seniors just by spending an hour per week or fortnight visiting and being a social friend to individuals living in their own homes in Southport. Due to the nature of the role we ask for a commitment of six months.

In the role of Community Visitor, you will assist in ensuring older people in their own homes remain actively engaged and inspired every day. Quality time shared can include chatting, playing cards or board games, work on a hobby together, or discuss the local news. You might take a walk, grab a coffee, visit bingo, or do some gardening together.

In this particular role we have a lovely lady who is an avid knitter (especially care teddies for Red Cross) would like someone to knit with and also play solitaire.

Community Visitors are not involved in providing clinical or personal care to the people they visit.

Group61 is a welcoming and rewarding place to volunteer where you will meet many wonderful people and learn great new skills that may assist you both personally and professionally. There are lots of other benefits to volunteering with us as well, such as:

  • Supply and pay for any security checks required for the position
  • Great education opportunities
  • Free Flu Vaccinations
  • Exclusive shopping discounts
  • Access to online and face-to-face wellness advisors
  • Invitations to social events
  • Being part of a team that really is making a difference in the lives of lonely and isolated seniors living in your local community.

This role follows a COVID-19 safe work plan.

To learn more about Group61 and Wesley Mission Queensland please visit our website.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Additional requirements

Security checks required for the position are supplied and paid for by Wesley Mission Queensland. This may include a Federal Police Check, a Working with People with Disability Yellow Card, or a NDIS Worker Screening Card.

All applicants will be required to complete an online registration form which will be forwarded to them when their expression of interest is lodged with us.

Time Required

One to two hours, once a week or fortnight.

Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Seniors & Aged Care
  • Tour Guides, Information & Heritage

Orientation and on the job training is provided with opportunity for further development