ID: 23320

Social Outings Volunteer

Community Services Regular - more than 6 months Croydon Park NSW

About this opportunity

If you enjoy visiting the sights and scenes of Sydney, this could be the right role for you. Our outings include going to the fish markets, nurseries, local clubs and various special events that come up through the year such as IMAX and art galleries.

We are looking for responsible, committed volunteers who can assist staff members in running outings. Outings usually run from approximately 9:30am - 4:00pm Monday to Friday and depart from our office in Croydon Park.

As a Social Outings Volunteer you would assist the staff member on the bus run to collect and drop off clients and assist with the ordering and arranging of tea/coffee/cake etc. You would also develop skills in assisting clients who may have a mobility impairment or a vision/hearing impairment, but most importantly having a friendly chat and socialising with the clients.

Essential Criteria • Interest in working with frail aged and people with a disability • Good communication skills • Able to commit to a minimum of one outing per month • Reliable and dedicated • Basic manual handling skills or willingness to attend training

Desirable Criteria • Experience in working with elderly/disabled persons • Sensitivity to issues relating to people who speak a language other than English • LR licence

Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *.

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

Approximately 6 hours per outing. The number of occasions per month is dependent on your availability but would usually be 1-2.

Suitable for
  • Wheelchair Access
Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Disability Support
  • Driving & Transportation
  • Seniors & Aged Care

Volunteers may receive travel reimbursement (up to $10 per day)