ID: 214452

☕Social Support Connectors (Toowoomba)

Seniors & Aged Care Regular - less than 6 months Toowoomba QLD

About this opportunity

💙 Volunteer to change lives. Yours included.

This volunteer opportunity will help to enrich the life of an older person who is living at home through regular visits and social support.  By connecting with an older person, your friendship can help reduce social isolation and help maintain a sense of connection to the local community.

Your availability will be matched with an older person in the community based on shared interests, hobbies,  skills, culture and identity.  

Social Support Connectors do not need to have any previous experience in aged care. 

If you are patient, reliable and have a genuine interest in making a positive difference to the life of an older person, this is a great opportunity for you.

Our team will match you with a client that has similar likes to you. Our team is close knit and more like an extended family.

📍 Location: 249 Ramsay Street, Toowoomba

What you’ll be doing:

️- Approved visits with the older person may happen in their home or in the community at local venues such as local shopping centres, coffee shops, local parks etc.

🎁 What’s in it for you?

️- Experience the joy of making a meaningful difference

️- Enjoy social interaction with others

️- Do something new and different

☑️ Skills and experience important for this role include:

An understanding of professional boundaries, privacy and confidentiality.

▪️ Patient and reliable

This role is accessible for people using:

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A wheelchair or mobility device

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 *.


▪️ National Police check
▪️ An understanding of professional boundaries, privacy and confidentiality.
▪️ Patient and reliable

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

🕑 Times: Morning and Afternoon 📅 Days: ▪️ Weekdays ▪️ Weekends 💍 Commitment: Get started from as little as 1-2 hours Fortnightly

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