ID: 183782

Social Support Volunteers - Various Roles in the ACT

Community Services Regular - more than 6 months Canberra ACT

About this opportunity

Dementia Australia is the national peak body for people, of all ages, living with all forms of dementia, their families and carers. We provide advocacy, support services, education, and information.

We are seeking volunteers to assist on a weekday morning in our social support programs.

Our social support programs are held every day Monday to Friday and include various opportunities to join groups such as our coffee and chat, gallery/museum groups, craft, woodworking, men’s shed and walking groups around the ACT.

Volunteering is a great way to get involved and make a difference by providing companionship and support to those living with Dementia. If you have a positive, welcoming, and patient approach, with a genuine interest in others; are able to provide practical support to our clients and Dementia Australia staff, and be able to commit to an ongoing roster, we would love to hear from you.

Experience in supporting someone living with dementia desirable but not essential.

Volunteers would need to: • Be over the age of 18 • Available on weekdays • Commit to an ongoing roster • Undergo an interview, reference, and police checks (at Dementia Australia's cost). • Provide evidence of COVID and influenza vaccination • Participate in induction, orientation, and ongoing training sessions


Additional requirements

Covid-19 vaccination . National Police Certificate *.

ACT WWVP Check

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

Programs available each weekday Usually between 10 am & 1 pm Each program offers different locations, timings and requirements from volunteers.

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Skilled Volunteers
Type of work
  • Arts, Craft & Photography
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Seniors & Aged Care