ID: 176479

Volunteer Visitor Needed - Italian Speaking - MS Plus Community Visitors Scheme

Community Services Regular - more than 6 months Across: Malvern East VIC, Malvern VIC, Caulfield VIC, Glen Iris VIC, Caulfield South VIC, Mckinnon VIC

About this opportunity

MS Plus is funded to provide a volunteer visiting program – the Community Visitors Scheme (CVS). Volunteer visitors share stories, go for a stroll or have a cuppa, listen to music or play a board game. Our volunteers play a vital role in the life of a person living in an aged care home or their own home through ongoing friendship.

Offrire amicizia e compagnia agli anziani. Would you like to visit an older person in a aged care home and make a real difference in their life?

If you speak Italian and have a heart to give some time, company and conversation - you are needed. We are seeking a Volunteer Visitor for a lovely woman who would benefit from your friendship. To share conversation in Italian about gardening, food, memories of living in Italy, family, fashion and of living in Australia.

You need to be warm, caring, reliable and be willing to commit to weekly connections/visits or at least fortnightly connections/visits for a minimum of 12 months/ongoing.

Alternative connections are encouraged during visiting restrictions - letters, postcards and phone calls.

MS Plus believes in a person to person approach and aspire to match you with someone local with shared interests and hobbies. We look forward to hearing from you.


Additional requirements

Covid-19 vaccination . National Police Certificate *.

Two referee checks conducted by the organisation

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

Weekly preferred or at least once a fortnight, by mutual convenience, any day of the week/fortnight. The length of time for each connection to be determined by the visitor.

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

Induction Training and Optional additional training offered each year

Reimbursement

Capped mileage reimbursement if required