ID: 188148

Community Visitor Social volunteer, Blue Haven HammondCare at Home

Seniors & Aged Care Regular - more than 6 months Blue Haven NSW

About this opportunity

As a HammondCare At Home volunteer, you’ll spend time with someone in your local community who may be lonely or socially isolated. We're looking for caring individuals who can sit and have a chat, reminisce and talk about topics of interest with elderly people in their own homes. Play card games, watch a movie, have a cuppa, go for a walk outside, or visit your local coffee shop or men’s shed group.

Our Volunteer Coordinator will spend time with you to understand your interests and background, and they’ll work to match you with a client in a suburb nearby who may share these similar interests. We have clients based in and around Blue Haven.

Your impact

Volunteering as a social visitor can be a rewarding experience, both for the person you visit as well as yourself. Regular visits from volunteers can help to improve quality of life and help older people feel less isolated. Your visits will bring great joy to the client you are matched with.

The Aged Care Volunteer Visitor Scheme is an Australian Government initiative established to promote links between elderly people and their local community.

HammondCare

HammondCare is an independent Christian charity, supporting people to live in their homes and maintain their independence. We're passionate about improving the quality of life for people in need and we have a wonderful group of volunteers that partner with us to enhance the lives of clients who are living at home.

Further information

For more information about volunteering at HammondCare At Home, click the apply button below and our friendly Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator Dani will give you a call.


Additional requirements

Covid-19 vaccination . National Police Certificate *.

18 years or older • National Volunteer Police Check arranged and paid for by HammondCare • Evidence of COVID-19 vaccination will be required (Two (2) doses) •

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

One hour visits for 6 months or longer. We'd be happy to discuss a suitable time between Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm.

Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Seniors & Aged Care
Training

Training is provided as well as ongoing support by a local Volunteer Coordinator. We offer an extensive online and face-to-face training program so you will be well equipped as a volunteer. Optional - First Aid course