ID: 211743

Copy of Do you speak Greek/English? You can give the gift of friendship to an older person.

Community Services Regular - more than 6 months Across: Chelsea VIC, Bonbeach VIC, Edithvale VIC

About this opportunity

AMCS is currently seeking to recruit a volunteer to assist with the Multicultural Visiting Program.

The Role:

  • Spend time as a companion to someone experiencing social isolation. Share your stories, laughs and journey and learn from someone with a world of experience
  • Develop friendships by visiting people in their homes or residential home, going on outings, helping with shopping, playing games, listening to music, watching movies, creating art, reading books or newspapers or simply talking
  • Help to ensure your companion is seen and heard. You are truly changing someone’s life by being there for support
  • A quick sign-up process
  • Connect with people in your area
  • Join a multicultural organisation with a 40-year history of delivering quality care services Benefits:
  • Enjoy the companionship of a new friend who is willing to share their life with you
  • Create new relationships with people outside of your daily circle
  • Gain experience and develop new interpersonal skills with access to professional development training opportunities
  • Celebrate your efforts to support multiculturalism (and maybe even learn a new language)
  • Opportunity to match with someone in same culture:
  • Enjoy the physical and mental health benefits of volunteering
  • Join the AMCS community, a trusted not-for-profit registered charity
  • AMCS staff are able to provide professional references for you
  • Flexible schedule (you choose times and days which best suits your life style)

Bonus Points:

  • Speak a language other than English
  • Have a current driver’s license & car


Additional requirements

Covid-19 vaccination . Driver's Licence . Others .

Skills required:
• A genuine empathy and understanding of older people, people with disabilities and/or people of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
• Communication and listening skills
• Ability to work independently
• Commitment
• Flexibility
• Reliability
• Honesty

Time Required

minimum of one hour per fortnight

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • People Learning English
  • Work Experience
Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Driving & Transportation
Training

on going training opportunities