ID: 203008

Portugese/Timorese speaking volunteer

Seniors & Aged Care Regular - more than 6 months Darwin NT

About this opportunity

We are searching for a friendly, engaging Portugese/Timorese speaking, female Volunteer Visitor that is 18 years of age or older. This position requires patience, compassion and reliability.

The Aged Care Volunteer Visitor Scheme (ACVVS) is a government funded program to combat social isolation and helps to develop social connections for older persons. Ageing with Grace believe that social connections are essential to the well-being of older people.

Volunteer Visitors are required to visit their older friend on a fortnightly basis (weekly where possible), on an ongoing basis doing an activity that you both enjoy. This can be decided on mutual interests and mobility levels. Activities may include sharing a cuppa and a chat, reading or taking a short walk.

Volunteering 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 to feel less isolated. Your visits will bring great joy to the client you are matched with.

All volunteers are required to undergo a National Police Check and can expect ongoing support and training from their ACVVS Program Coordinator.

Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
Training

on line training