ID: 182128

Community Visitor Volunteer - Brighten someone's day with a social visit - Marangaroo

Seniors & Aged Care Regular - more than 6 months Marangaroo WA

About this opportunity

I have a few lovely older adults living in a residential care home located in Marangaroo, who would enjoy your company for a friendly chat and cuppa. They don't have any or have very few social visitors and would love a person to befriend to chat about anything and everything, such as reminiscing about their life, chatting about current affairs, perhaps playing board games or crafting.

No formal skills required, just friendly, fun, and chatty! We can arrange for you to befriend a few people or match you with one resident, it's completely your choice. If this is something of interest, I would love to hear from you.

The Community Visitor Scheme is a Federal Government initiative established to promote links between people living in an aged care facility and their local community. The aim of the scheme is to improve residents' quality of life for those who have limited family, cultural and social contact and may be at risk of social isolation.


Additional requirements

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

National Volunteer Police Check. (Processed and paid for by People Who Care)
Influenza vaccination or willing to get it.
COVID-19 vaccination or willing to get it.
Induction training.

No formal qualifications required. However empathy and understanding of older people will be quality life skills that will enable you and the resident that you are matched with get the best out of all visits. Police checks are conducted by the organisation at no cost to you.

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

A minimum of an hour per week for at least six months. Days and times to be discussed.

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Families with Children
  • People with disability
  • Wheelchair Access
Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Seniors & Aged Care
Training

Online COVID-19 training and organisation induction.

Reimbursement

Travel expenses may be reimbursed. Please speak with the Coordinator