ID: 211676

Aged Care Volunteer Visitor - Calling the Sisterhood!

Seniors & Aged Care Regular - more than 6 months Across: Gisborne VIC, Gisborne South VIC, Riddells Creek VIC, Sunbury VIC

About this opportunity

We have a wonderful older lady who could do with a regular girlfriend to share a cuppa and chat.

We are searching for friendly, engaging Volunteer Visitors that are 18 years of age or older. This position requires patience, compassion and reliability.

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.

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.

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.

If you have a spare hour a week, or even every fortnight, and you would like to make a huge difference in someone's life - then we'd love to hear from you.


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
Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Seniors & Aged Care
Training

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