ID: 171826

Volunteer - Social

Seniors & Aged Care Regular - more than 6 months Huntfield Heights SA

About this opportunity

Southern Cross Care (SA, NT & VIC) Inc. are seeking volunteers who can assist in supporting residents/clients to engage in meaningful social and leisure activities at Onkaparinga Lodge Residential Care, located in Huntfield Heights.

Volunteers have many skills and life experiences that can assist in enhancing the quality of life of our residents by creating opportunities for them to blossom. We look forward to hearing from you if you are interested in any of the following roles:

• Providing companionship to residents who may not have family/friends nearby. This may include playing a game of chess, doing crosswords or just having a cup of tea and a chat • Supporting a gardening group or Men's Shed • Assisting with art and craft groups, bus trips and other leisure activities • Entertaining residents with a special talent (e.g. music, acting, dancing etc.)

We also embrace new and creative ways of supporting the quality of life of our residents. If you have an specific idea or activity that you think our residents would benefit from, we encourage you to get in touch and discuss a bespoke volunteering opportunity.

Time required: We appreciate the commitment and support of our volunteers and work with each one to arrange the most suitable days and times for them to volunteer with us. Any time you give is valuable, be it 3 days a week or a few hours per month

Additional requirements

Covid-19 vaccination . National Police Certificate *.

All volunteers require the following;

A current National Police Certificate for the Purpose of Aged Care, or be willing to obtain one

Evidence you have received the 2021 Influenza Vaccination

In addition, as per the Australian Government mandate for Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACF), Southern Cross Care requires that all volunteers based at a RACF are to be vaccinated, and require proof that they have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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

Any time you give is valuable, be it 3 days a week or a few hours per month.

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • People with disability
  • Skilled Volunteers
  • Travelling Volunteers
  • Younger volunteers, aged 14-18
Type of work
  • Arts, Craft & Photography
  • Garden Maintenance
  • Seniors & Aged Care

The onboarding process has a training guide covering 10 modules. Lots of on-the-job training too.