Get involved in social support group activities at St Mark's- ChadstoneUniting AgeWell
We are looking for volunteers who are creative thinkers and committed to supporting people live their best lives. Volunteers who can support older people with their goals around staying independent, healthy and connected to their community.
The role requires an outgoing, enthusiastic applicant with a ‘can do’ attitude to provide assistance at the St Mark's centre based social activity group in Chadstone. The applicant will demonstrate effective communication skills and an ability to work collaboratively in a team to support positive interactions with the participants of the group. This role will provide you with an opportunity to apply and develop your group facilitation skills whilst making a valuable contribution to your community. Shifts available from 9.30am to 2pm.
Participants in the groups attend to enjoy healthy lunches, gentle exercise programs, conversations around current affairs and events, games, gardening, craft, sing-a-longs, men’s and women’s groups, and regular outings to exciting places across Melbourne.
We are seeking volunteers to support with tasks including: Facilitate activities including: • Gardening and maintenance of veggie/garden boxes • Exercise activities • Games • Music • Dancing • Kitchen assistance: • Food prep •Serving meals/morning tea • Clearing dishes •Stacking and emptying the dishwasher •Cleaning the kitchen and meals areas. Client transport: • Driving a 10 seater bus to assist clients to get to and from the centre
The selected applicant will demonstrate flexibility and an openness to support the day to needs and operation of the program. No formal qualifications are required however you will need to hold a current safe Food Handling certificate which can be obtained upon commencement if necessary. First aid certificate is desirable. Interested? For further information, please contact 13 93 75 and quote CA-E-88
This volunteer opportunity is posted on behalf of Uniting AgeWell
About Uniting AgeWell
At Uniting AgeWell, our focus is on supporting older people to experience a sense of wellbeing, choice and independence in their lives, to feel valued members of their community and to have easy access to the community or residential services they need to live the life they want. With a range of services in many locations in Victoria and Tasmania, our 3,400 staff and 600 volunteer staff are committed to high quality services and care.
Uniting AgeWell provide a workplace culture based on the BEST philosophy – Believe, Excel, Support and Trust – underpinned by our values of Kindness, Respect, Integrity, Innovation and Inclusion, and our customer service charter and promise that shape and inform all that we do. More information can be found on the Uniting AgeWell website.