ID: 181981

Community Visitors Scheme Volunteer - ACT

Community Services Regular - more than 6 months Garran ACT

About this opportunity

  • Gain valuable experience working in the community while providing companionship and friendship to someone experiencing vulnerability.
  • 12-month position
  • Days and times flexible

The program

Red Cross supports elderly members of the community to be more independent, to improve their wellbeing and social connection, and to remain living in their local community. We do this by matching volunteers with an older person who lives in aged care or at home and experiences social isolation.

The opportunity

This role suits someone over the age of 18 who feels comfortable in engaging with elderly people from different cultural backgrounds and walks of life.  You need to be a good listener with a friendly manner.  The commit is a minimum of one hour a week for a social visit. Activities that you may do during your visit include doing cross words or puzzles, reminisce, listen to music, read the newspaper or play card games.

The impact

As a Community Visitor, you’ll brighten the life of someone experiencing vulnerability by offering them company and friendship. Red Cross will ensure you have training, ongoing support and access to other opportunities within the World’s largest humanitarian network.

Further Information

Our COVID-19 safe practices

It’s vital you review our Red Cross COVID-19 requirements in the 'Keeping everyone safe from COVID-19' section prior to applying

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Thank you for considering volunteering at Red Cross. We also have great career opportunities.


Additional requirements

Covid-19 vaccination . National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.

WWVP

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

12-month position Days and times flexible - weekdays &/or weekends

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

Volunteer induction and role specific training will be provided