ID: 211671

Friendly Visitor

Seniors & Aged Care Regular - more than 6 months Frankston VIC

About this opportunity

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. We are seeking enthusiastic, compassionate, friendly Volunteer Visitors to spend time with older people who are at risk of social isolation and loneliness.

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

National Police Certificate *.

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

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

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