ID: 208523

Aged Care Volunteer Visitor - Green thumb needed for a chat!

Seniors & Aged Care Regular - more than 6 months Across: Barjarg VIC, Barwite VIC, Bonnie Doon VIC, Maindample VIC, Mansfield VIC, Merrijig VIC, Piries VIC

About this opportunity

Can you talk gardening, tennis and learn from the life experience of a life well lived? We have a wonderful older lady needing a visitor in Mansfield, make a difference in your community by visiting a lady who love some company. Bring a smile to reduce isolation and loneliness.

Do you love to spend time with older people? To hear their stories and share a cuppa? We are searching for friendly, engaging Volunteer Visitors that are 18 years of age or older. This position requires patience, compassion and reliability.

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.


Additional requirements

18 years or older.
Two referee checks conducted by Ageing with Grace

Time Required

Volunteers are required to visit once per fortnight (although we prefer weekly where possible), duration of visit is up to you. We require a commitment of 12 months or longer.

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Families with Children
  • Skilled Volunteers
  • Young adults, 18 - 24
Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Seniors & Aged Care
Training

Training is provided in addition to ongoing support from your local Volunteer Program Coordinator