ID: 214123

🎲 Activities and Volunteer Visitor (Brisbane, Sunnybank Hills)

Seniors & Aged Care Regular - more than 6 months Sunnybank Hills QLD

About this opportunity

💙 Volunteer to change lives. Yours included.

This volunteer opportunity will help to make a meaningful difference by engaging in conversations with residents and contributing to the diversity of day-to-day activities and/or entertainment options for residents.

As an activity volunteer, you will be required to assist residents to take part in various fun and creative activities/games (bingo, craft, puzzles, board games, music, movies, telling stories, etc). Volunteers may also accompany residents on group community outings.  You may also be required to support the Lifestyle Team with setting up and packing away resources, escorting residents to and from their rooms and serving light refreshments. As a friendly visitor, you will support residents who may be feeling lonely or isolated by engaging in conversation, encouraging them to take part in activities and making friendships with their peers.

Sunnybank Hills Residential Aged Care Facility is a modern, friendly, warm and active community for those who call it home. Residents enjoy a full social calendar and can sit back and relax or entertain their visitors in the fully landscaped gardens.

What you’ll be doing:

️- Assist residents to and from their rooms to various fun activities ️- Support the Lifestyle Team to set up and pack away activities ️- Assist to serve light refreshments ️- Encourage residents to take an active part in planned daily activities and make friends with their peers ️- Accompany residents on group outings ️- Regularly visit residents who are feeling isolated or lonely

🎁 What’s in it for you?

️- Experience the joy of making a meaningful difference ️- Gain invaluable workplace experience ️- Do something new and different

☑️ Skills and experience important for this role include:

▪ Volunteers should be friendly and able to communicate with people who are frail aged and elderly and come from diverse backgrounds in a respectful and courteous manner.   ▪ Volunteers should be patient and have a genuine interest to make a positive difference.  ▪ They should be reliable and able to work within a team or autonomously as directed.

This role is accessible for people using:

  • A wheelchair or mobility device
  • Accessible toilets
  • An assistance animal

UnitingCare values diversity in our organisation and we have some principles in place that will help to promote both inclusion and access. If you have any other accessibility requirements, please discuss these at the time of the interview.

💙 Trusted for generations. Iconic in Queensland, officially trusted by Australia. We’re an award-winning care provider, recognised as Australia’s Most Trusted Brand in Queensland for home care and residential care services. It’s a testament to both the quality of our work and the relationships we’ve built since 1953.

Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *. NDIS screening check .

Reference Checks
NDIS Workers Screening check
National Police check

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

🕑 Times: Anytime between 8:00am-4:00pm 📅 Days: ▪️ Weekdays ▪️ Saturday 💍 Commitment: Get started from as little as 3-4 hours Weekly

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • People Learning English
  • Skilled Volunteers
  • Young adults, 18 - 24
Type of work
  • Arts, Craft & Photography
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Seniors & Aged Care