ID: 182279

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - Friendly Visitor

Community Services Regular - more than 6 months Blackburn South VIC

About this opportunity

Multiple Sclerosis is funded to provide a volunteer visiting program – the Community Visitors Scheme (CVS). Volunteer visitors share stories, go for a stroll, have a cuppa and a chat, 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.

Would you like to visit an older person experiencing social isolation and make a real difference in their life? We have an older man who lives in an aged care home in Blackburn South who enjoys cars and handy work and would benefit from the friendship of a male community visitor. Visits with him may include playing a game of pool, going for a walk or to the café together for a cuppa.

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.

Good English communication skills required for the current recipient seeking a Community Visitor.

MS 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 organisation.

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

Weekly visits/connections preferred or at least once a fortnight, by mutual convenience, any day of the week/fortnight with a minimum 12-month commitment requirement. The length of time for each connection to be determined by the visitor.

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Families with Children
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