ID: 207855

Aged Care Visitor in Melville/Palmyra - LGBTIQ+ peer (Auslan preferred)

LGBTIQA+ Regular - more than 6 months Palmyra WA

About this opportunity

Our program provides companionship for older LGBTI people by matching them with an LGBTIQ+ volunteer visitor.

The Volunteer visitor aims to improve quality of life for the aged care residential or home care recipients by: • general feeling of wellbeing with maintained or increased independence • increased self-esteem and sense of purpose • a sense of connectedness to the care recipient’s individual community, culture and identity • reduced feelings of loneliness and isolation; and • reduced feelings of depression and anxiety. This time may be spent together in a variety of ways, dependent on the care recipients’ interest and capacity, such as to sit and chat, work on a hobby together, discuss the news, read a book or listen to music together. If the care recipient is able, they might take a walk or go on an outing together. The volunteer needs to bring their friendly , caring and compassionate self, a willingness to listen and an interest in connecting with an older LGBTI person.

Additional requirements

Covid-19 vaccination . Flu vaccination . National Police Certificate *.

Police check is not required before applying for this role. If you are accepted for volunteering we can organise a police check for you.

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

one hour once a fortnight minimum.

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Skilled Volunteers
  • Young adults, 18 - 24
Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Disability Support

A half day of training provided plus ongoing support options.


Honorarium of $125.00pa. cost of Police certificate if needed.