ID: 214360

Social Support Volunteers Centre-Based Program - Darwin

Community Services Regular - more than 6 months Darwin NT

About this opportunity

Dementia Australia is the national peak body for people, of all ages, living with all forms of dementia, their families and carers. We provide advocacy, support services, education, and information.

We are seeking volunteers to assist at our centre-based social support program in Darwin. Volunteers support Dementia Australia staff enabling clients to engage in a program tailored specifically to their areas of interest, support, and social needs. This can include activites such as music, arts and crafts, word games and so on. Volunteers will also accompany and assist staff during transportation services and activities in the community. Volunteers will not be required to drive vehicles.

Volunteering is a great way to get involved and make a difference by providing companionship and support to those living with Dementia. If you have a positive, welcoming, and patient approach, with a genuine interest in others; are able to provide practical support to our clients and Dementia Australia staff, and be able to commit to an ongoing roster, we would love to hear from you.

Experience in supporting someone living with dementia desirable but not essential.

Volunteers would need to:

  • Be over the age of 18
  • Available from Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm ( these times can change according to the needs of the program on the day)
  • Undergo an interview, reference, and police checks (at Dementia Australia's cost).
  • Participate in induction, orientation, and ongoing training sessions'
  • Will need proof of vaccination against covid 19


Additional requirements

Covid-19 vaccination . National Police Certificate *.

Dementia Australia has a vaccination policy - staff and volunteers may be asked to provide their vaccination status for Flu and COVID-19. This depends on State and Federal Government requirements and is subject to change.

Note - We are sorry to note that we do not consider tertiary student placements, work experience, Work for the Dole or Return to Work activities as volunteering. For tertiary student placement opportunities, please contact our People & Culture team at [email protected].

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

This program is delivered weekly Monday to Friday 9am - 3pm Shift - 9-1pm Depending on the needs of the program on the day, the time of the shift may change. If this is required, there will be advanced warning and planning with the volunteer rostered on for that day.

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

Training and induction as connected to the role and needs of the program will be delivered online

Reimbursement

Tea and Coffee, Light Lunch and Parking