ID: 174508

Do you like spending time with the elderly?

Seniors & Aged Care Regular - less than 6 months Melbourne VIC

About this opportunity

We want to know whether undertaking befriending with older people living in residential aged care helps reduce anxiety and decreases their loneliness.

As a volunteer you will be required to visit with an elderly resident once a week for a period of four months. You will undergo a training session prior to beginning the befriending visits and will be provided with support throughout the program. Upon completion of the program you will be asked some questions regarding your experience.

Volunteers must have the ability to have a casual conversation with an elderly resident for approximately one hour per week.

Volunteers duties will include keeping brief notes and providing weekly updates to the volunteer coordinator. Volunteers can choose to befriend more than one elderly resident and continue for longer than four months if desired.

Various locations around Melbourne.

Additional requirements

Covid-19 vaccination . National Police Certificate *.

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

Position is flexible. One hour per week commitment.

Suitable for
  • Online & Remote Volunteers
  • People with disability
  • Skilled Volunteers
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Work Experience
Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Seniors & Aged Care