ID: 214465

🤝 Friendly Visitor (Mount Louisa)

Seniors & Aged Care Regular - less than 6 months Mount Louisa QLD

About this opportunity

💙 Volunteer to change lives. Yours included.

This volunteer opportunity will help to improve social connections and build friendships for older people who may be socially isolated, feeling lonely or disconnected and would benefit from a regular chat or visit during the week.

People from all social and cultural backgrounds are welcome to apply as culture and heritage are an important part of matching volunteers to our residents.

Volunteers will provide regular uplifting conversations and engage residents in like-minded activities, interests and hobbies.   For example reading, memory and board games, listening to music, enjoying the sunshine or sharing a story over a cuppa.

This is a new modern facility.

📍Location: BlueCare Townsville Aged Care Facility 489 Bayswater Road, Mount Louisa 4814

What you’ll be doing:

️- Share regular uplifting conversations with residents by visiting or phone calls

️- Interact by engaging in meaningful like-minded fun and meaningful activities

️- Build and maintain friendships with those who may be feeling isolated, lonely or disconnected

️- Support the development of social connections both with other residents or within in the local community

🎁 What’s in it for you?

️- Experience the joy of making a meaningful difference

️- Enjoy social interaction with others

️- To meet mutual obligations, student placement hours or other requirements

☑️ Skills and experience important for this role include:

▪ No formal qualifications or previous experience is required

▪ Applicants should be able to engage with people who are frail aged and elderly in a respectful, friendly and positive manner

▪ To be able to build a natural friendship and develop a trusted relationship  with residents volunteers should be able to give a minimum of 3-6 month

This role is accessible for people using:

  • A wheelchair or mobility device

  • Accessible toilets

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 *.


▪️ Reference Checks
▪ No formal qualifications or previous experience is required
▪ Applicants should be able to engage with people who are frail aged and elderly in a respectful, friendly and positive manner
▪ To be able to build a natural friendship and develop a trusted relationship  with residents volunteers should be able to give a minimum of 3-6 month

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

🕑 Times: 9:00 am or when available 📅 Days: ▪️ Weekdays 💍 Commitment: Get started from as little as 3-4 hours Occasionally

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