ID: 172138

Help someone in care today - Italian Speaking Community Visitor volunteer needed in Slacks Creek

Seniors & Aged Care Regular - more than 6 months Slacks Creek QLD

About this opportunity

You can make a difference...

Many elderly Australians in aged care homes are socially isolated from the community. QCCN is looking for people with big hearts to visit these senior citizens and reconnect them with the community. It only takes an hour a fortnight and all you have to do is be a friend.

Residents enjoy the social visits of our volunteers. You will be matched one-on-one with a resident who has been identified as socially isolated, or at risk of becoming so. Volunteers enjoy a coffee and chat, or perhaps a board game with their new friend, and through ongoing visits create a wonderful new friendship for someone in need.

This resident in care is female and aged 74 years old. She would greatly benefit from one-on-one interaction with a mature age Community Visitor who is able to visit her on a regular fortnightly basis for friendship. She enjoys sewing, embroidery and having a one on one chat. She receives minimal visitors, and the language barrier is creating more of a social barrier between herself and the other residents at the care home. This resident would benefit from a volunteer who is patient and understanding and looking to provide additional social outreach to someone who is socially isolated. Visits can be made on week days between meal-times.

QCCN are excited to invite applications from volunteers who fit the criteria for this placement. Please note: you must have had the COVID-19 vaccination to enter this care home and as such is a requirement of this placement.

This care home has wonderful supportive staff who will assist you to make sure your volunteer journey is a successful and enjoyable experience. They will be with you throughout the process for support and guidance.

It is important to note that from 30th May 2021, all visitors to aged care facilities in Australia (including staff, family and volunteers) must have a Flu Vaccination with evidence to be provided to aged care facility upon each visit. This requirement has been handed down by the Federal Government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We’re a small not for profit aiming to do big things! It’s our goal to try to eliminate the elderly feeling secluded whilst in residential care. To do this, we connect volunteers with the elderly so they can develop long lasting, meaningful friendships. We'd love to have you join our team if this is the kind of role you are looking for within the community!


Additional requirements

Covid-19 vaccination . National Police Certificate *. Others .

National Police Check, which is arranged and paid for by Queensland Community Care Network.

From 30th May 2021, all volunteers to aged care facilities in Australia must have had the flu shot with evidence to be kept on file. A document of evidence must be supplied to QLD Community Care Network before commencing face to face visits at an aged care facility. This is a requirement issued by the Department of Health on a federal level.

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

At least one hour per fortnight. Visiting hours are generally 9am - 6pm, Mon - Fri.

Suitable for
  • Skilled Volunteers
  • Wheelchair Access
Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Disability Support
  • Seniors & Aged Care
Training

Induction offered by Aged Care Facility (Lifestyle Manager)