ID: 182282

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - Friendly Visitor

Community Services Regular - more than 6 months Nunawading 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 a man with a vision impairment, living in an aged care home who would enjoy walks around the garden and having a good chat.

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, Italian, Greek or Cantonese communication skills required for current recipients 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