As a Volunteer Visitor you will visit an older person, who is socially isolated or at risk of becoming socially isolated, on a fortnightly basis, at the Aged Care facility to provide them with friendship and companionship. This can be through having a chat, playing an easy board game or doing a word puzzle together, listening to music, reading or perhaps taking a short stroll on the grounds.
Volunteering as a Volunteer Visitor can be a very rewarding experience. By becoming a friend to an older person, you can make a positive difference to their lives as well as your own.
Through this regular one-to-one visiting, wonderful friendships can be formed. These visits from a Volunteer Visitor can help to improve the quality of life of the older person and help them to feel less socially isolated, minimising their feelings of loneliness and depression.