ID: 188449

Cantonese language volunteers to visit seniors@facility_Strathfield NSW

Community Services Regular - more than 6 months Across: Strathfield NSW, Randwick NSW

About this opportunity

Sydney Multicultural Community Services, the Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) program is funded by the Department of Social Services (DSS) and initiated by Department of Health. The program serves culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) residents, who may be isolated by limited family support, language and cultural barriers.

Sydney MCS recruits, trains, and supports volunteers to visit eligible residents either in an aged care facility or at home. The Volunteer Community Visitor is matched with a Community Resident according to language and cultural background. Activities include visiting the elderly at a facility in Strathfield or Marsfield NSW.

Essential Criteria: • Respect the rights of the client, including confidentiality and privacy, and maintain dignity. • Exercise a duty of care at all times. • Communication skills (listening and speaking skills). • Emotional qualification skills, teamwork, reporting skills, listening skills, and other skills that will be helpful in assisting the senior community.

Requirements: • Police check. • Third COVID-19 vaccinations/booster is MUST • Training provided.

*** Only candidates with the matching criteria will be contacted by a volunteer Coordinator ***

Additional requirements

Covid-19 vaccination . National Police Certificate *.

Third COVID-19 vaccinations and police check

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

1 hour every week or 2 hours every fortnight

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Skilled Volunteers
  • Young adults, 18 - 24
  • Younger Volunteers, under 18
Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Seniors & Aged Care