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Aged Care Volunteer Visitors – Making a difference through friendship

Seniors & Aged Care Regular - more than 6 months Avondale Heights VIC

About this opportunity

A lovely lady in Avondale Heights would enjoy your regular company each week or fortnight. She enjoys watching TV, having a chat over coffee & enjoys a good laugh. She lives in a nursing home where he feels very lonely & would like a visitor that hopefully will become a friend to her.

Inclusion Melbourne is an auspice in the Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme (ACVVS); a national program that aims to enrich the quality of life of older people and enhance their social connectedness.

As an Inclusion Melbourne Aged Care Volunteer Visitor, you’ll spend time with someone in your local community who may be lonely or socially isolated. We're looking for caring individuals who can sit and have a chat, reminisce and talk about topics of interest with elderly people in their own homes. Play card games, watch a movie, have a cuppa, go for a walk outside, or visit your local coffee shop or men’s shed group.

Our Volunteer Coordinator will spend time with you to understand your interests and background, and they’ll work to match you with a client in a suburb nearby who may share these similar interests.

Your impact: Volunteering as a social visitor can be a rewarding experience, both for the person you visit as well as yourself. Regular visits on a fortnightly basis for a minimum of 12 months are required. Visits from volunteers can help to improve quality of life and help older people feel less isolated. Your visits will bring great joy and happiness to the recipient you are matched with. Come and join us! For more information about volunteering as an Aged Care Volunteer Visitor, click the apply button below and a friendly Volunteer Coordinator will call you.

Additional requirements

Covid-19 vaccination . Driver's Licence (C) . Flu vaccination . National Police Certificate *.

• Willingness to complete a National Police Record Check
• Details of 2 professional referees
• Be over 18 years of age
• Fully COVID vaccinated (Three vaccinations)

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

1 to 2 hours per week for a minimum of 12 months

Suitable for
  • Skilled Volunteers
  • Young adults, 18 - 24
Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Seniors & Aged Care

Completion of online training modules