ID: 209589

Life Stories Biographer/Editor Volunteer Northern Rivers

Seniors & Aged Care Regular - more than 6 months Lismore NSW

About this opportunity

As a HammondCare Biography Writing or Editing volunteer in The Northern Rivers your listening and writing skills will allow HammondCare community clients to record their stories, memories, and messages for loved ones.

Ideally, you'll have the following skills

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word
  • 50 words per minute typing skills
  • Ability to work independently and problem solve
  • Own car to drive to the home of the Client
  • Willingness to learn new technology and software. You will be using a Dictaphone and a transcription software program
  • Availability for a long term commitment and up-to 5 hours per week. The transcription and editing process can occur in the evenings, while the face-to-face interview will occur on a weekday (Monday-Friday between 9am-4pm) for one hour.

When you submit your enquiry, please include details on why you're interested in volunteering.

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 client you are matched with.

HammondCare

HammondCare is an independent Christian charity, supporting people to live in their homes and maintain their independence. We're passionate about improving the quality of life for people in need and we have a wonderful group of volunteers that partner with us to enhance the lives of clients who are living at home.


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

Up to 5 hours per week. One hour face-to-face interview Monday to Friday between 9am-4pm and transcription can occur during the evenings or weekends.

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Skilled Volunteers
Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Marketing, Media & Communications
  • Seniors & Aged Care
  • Writing & Editing
Training

All HammondCare volunteers receive training and on-going support from a local HammondCare Volunteer Coordinator.