ID: 182931

Volunteer Visitor - Highett - MS Plus Community Visitors Scheme

Community Services Regular - more than 6 months Across: Cheltenham VIC, Highett VIC, Moorabbin VIC

About this opportunity

MS Plus is funded to provide a volunteer visiting program – the Community Visitors Scheme (CVS). Volunteer visitors share stories, go for a stroll, enjoy a cuppa and 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 in their own home and make a real difference in their life? Have you got some time and conversation to share to reduce loneliness?

We are seeking a Volunteer Visitor for a delightful lady in Highett. She has a great sense of humour and enjoys socialising, going to the movies and cooking.

If you are looking for a volunteer role that makes a positive difference to another person, brings mutual joy and is flexible - this is a role for you.

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.

Virtual visits (phone calls, letters, emails ) are vital and help continue connections during periods of visiting restrictions.

MS Plus 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 the organisation.

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

Weekly preferred or at least once a fortnight, by mutual convenience, any day of the week/fortnight. The length of time for each connection to be determined by the visitor.

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