ID: 210901

Kindness Crew Volunteers wanted for digital visits with older Australians

Seniors & Aged Care Regular - more than 6 months Anywhere

About this opportunity

  • Join our Kindness Crew and be part of an online community reducing isolation.
  • Do you want to make a difference but have limited time and not sure where to start?
  • Do you have just 1 hour and 15 minutes to donate each week?

Become a Connect2One Digital Visiting Volunteer today!

About the role

Our volunteers form part of our Kindness Crew and are instrumental in reducing isolation and loneliness for older Australians in our community.

Our Participants are looking for:

  • Mature aged female volunteers (preferred) who are comfortable being matched with a female or male Participant (advise of your preference in your EOI).
  • Volunteers who share similar interests in baking/cooking, word/brain games, cross stitch, arts/crafts, exercise, reading, music, gardening, animals, travel (our male Participant loves travel and is wanting to swap travel stories).
  • Flexibility with availability.

If you don't meet all the criteria but are interested in joining our Kindness Crew, check out our other adverts on Volunteering Queensland's website.

In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Participating in weekly 1-hour digital visits with your matched Participant.
  • Chat with your Participant, listen to their stories and provide social connection.
  • Logging shifts in Polixen app and completing monthly support check-in email (or call).
  • Working in a safe manner and reporting any incidents or concerns.
  • Reviewing/responding to emails/calls in a timely manner.
  • Completing online training, where required and attending recognition events, as required.
  • Abiding by the organisation's policies, procedures, and guidelines.

We aim to complete the onboarding process in less than 7 days.

Why volunteer with us?

  • Virtual volunteer roles, enabling you to fit volunteering in around your busy schedule.
  • Most roles are between 1 hour and 15 mins to 2 hours and 15 mins per week.
  • Online conference for volunteers.
  • Access to Lifeline training and free telephone counselling.
  • Volunteer Advocacy Group.
  • References, LinkedIn endorsements and Certificates of Appreciation and more!

Inclusee recognises the Traditional Custodians of the land in which our Virtual Office is located. We pay respects to the Turrbal People past, present and emerging.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion. If you require a reasonable adjustment to be made for the onboarding process, please let us know.

Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *. Others .

Our Connect2One Digital Visiting Volunteers should be confident building rapport and initiating conversation starters, have a warm and friendly demeanour and volunteer within the scope of the role.

In addition to a willingness to complete a National Police Check through Inclusee (and Statutory Declaration in some cases): be 18 years and over, due to insurance purposes; have the right to work/volunteer in Australia; have excellent communication skills.

As this is a volunteer from home role, you will need your own computer or laptop, reliable internet, telephone and email address.

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

Day and time as per mutually agreed. Digital visits are minimum 1-hour per week plus 15 mins allocated to log shifts and complete Monthly Support form. We have participants seeking Sunday visits (12pm-3pm) and weekday afternoons.

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Online & Remote Volunteers
Type of work
  • Seniors & Aged Care

Online training and support provided.