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SA Transport Companion Volunteer - Mount Gambier

Australian Red Cross

Ongoing position Desirable commitment is several shifts a month Full day or part time shifts are available 

The Role

The purpose of the Transport program is to strengthen people’s capacity to participate in community life, maintain or regain independence and stay living in their own home for longer. Volunteers are required to pick up and transport clients in accordance with the daily electronic schedule. They will ensure a safe, courteous and respectful on-board client experience keeping in mind their health, well being, cultural background, life experiences and social connection.

The opportunity

For this role, you will have the ability to communicate effectively and with empathy with a broad range of people including the elderly, disabled, disadvantaged, socially isolated and culturally diverse clients. You will also be punctual and reliable, and detail oriented when filling out paperwork.

You will be a friendly companion to clients, who are experiencing vulnerability or are socially isolated, travelling to attend medical appointments, allied health consultations and social engagements.

The impact

As a Transport Companion Volunteer, you will brighten the day of your clients by providing a positive and respectful experience while you interact and chat with them.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

We encourage all of our employees/volunteers to be vaccinated against Covid-19 and a number of states have mandated that Australian Red Cross employees/volunteer must be vaccinated to perform work for us. Please make sure that you are able to comply with these government requirements or have the appropriate medical exemption information available.

You can not apply for this role as it is no longer available.