ID: 181708

You can give the gift of friendship to an older person.

Community Services Regular - more than 6 months St Albans VIC

About this opportunity

AMCS is currently seeking to recruit a volunteer to assist with the Multicultural Visiting Program.

The program enables socially isolated elderly from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to receive a regular visit from a volunteer visitor. Our volunteers are matched with an elderly person based on region, interests and language to provide free weekly/fortnightly visits for the purpose of companionship, friendship and shopping assistance.

Volunteers report to the Coordinator of Volunteer Programs, receive on-going training opportunities and volunteer functions.

Volunteers are required to make a commitment of at least 12 months, to visit their client for at least one hour per fortnight, undergo a police check and regularly report to the Coordinator of Volunteer Programs.

AMCS operates this programs in the Northern, Southern and Western Metro as well as Barwon- South Western regions of Victoria. The program is part of a Community Visitors Scheme, an Australian Government Initiative.

Additional requirements

Covid-19 vaccination . National Police Certificate *.

Skills required:
• A genuine empathy and understanding of older people, people with disabilities and/or people of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
• Communication and listening skills
• Ability to work independently
• Commitment
• Flexibility
• Reliability
• Honesty

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

minimum of one hour per fortnight

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support

on going training opportunities