ID: 196284

Community Social Visitor Volunteer in Newcastle West (Shopping/Outings)

Seniors & Aged Care Regular - more than 6 months Newcastle West NSW

About this opportunity

We are looking for enthusiastic and caring individuals who can sit and have a chat, reminisce and talk about topics of interest with people in their own homes or over the telephone. You may want to spend some time in the garden, play cards, listen to music or do some arts and craft activities. Or perhaps go to a local coffee shop.

We’re looking for a friendly person who would love to brighten the day of a lady in Newcastle West who would like some company and enjoy some shopping outings.

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 clients 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 is an independent Christian charity and we're passionate about improving the quality of life for people in need. We have a wonderful group of volunteers that partner with us to enhance the lives of the clients cared for by HammondCare.

Further information

For more information about volunteering at HammondCare, click the apply button below and our friendly Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator Danielle 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 each week for 6 months or longer. We'd be happy to discuss a suitable time between Monday to Friday.

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

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.