About this opportunity
Community Visitors are volunteers who bring their skills, experience, personality and interests to share with aged care home residents who may be isolated or lonely. This may include chatting with someone over a coffee, sharing a board or card game or other interest, or even visiting with your well-trained pet. You will be matched with a resident or residents based on shared background or interests.
If you have the ability to communicate sensitively with elderly people and an hour a week to spare, 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.
Volunteers will be required to have a current Influenza and Covid 19 vaccination or be willing to get one. A mask and a negative Rapid Antigen Test is currently a requirement for entry to aged care facilities. RATs will be provided by the facility
National Police Certificate *. Others .
National Volunteer Police Check. (Processed and paid for by People Who Care)
Influenza vaccination or willing to get it.
Infection Control training
Mask wearing and RAT test on entry is currently required
Patience, empathy and understanding of older people are required. Police checks are conducted by the organisation at no cost to you.
All potential volunteers will be invited for an interview over the phone or in person.
A minimum of half an hour per week for at least six months. Days and times to be discussed.Suitable for
- Centrelink Volunteers
- People with disability
- Wheelchair Access
- Companionship & Social Support
- Seniors & Aged Care
COVID-19 training and organisation inductionReimbursement
Travel expenses may be reimbursed. Please consult with the CVS Coordinator