We are looking for kind, committed and positive people to join our team of 1:1 social support volunteers. This program is designed to support older people to reengage and reconnect with their community and to the things they love to do.
In her 90's, Shirley has been described as very sharp and quick witted. She really appreciates finding the pleasure in everyday life and loves having a laugh. Shirley's interests include sport (she used to play competition golf) gardening, music, and audio books. She also enjoys conversations relating to current affairs, her family and her talking about days gone by. Shirley is legally blind so is not able to go out without the support of someone, she would prefer a female volunteer to take her out for small outings to the local shops or to visit at home for a cuppa over a chat.
The volunteer will need to speak very clear English as Shirley wears hearing aids. Visit to occur once a fortnight preferably on Tuesday or Thursday. Access to a car for community outings is required for this role. To be successful in this role you will need to have good communications skills and the ability to work independently.
As a valued member of social support team you will have access to ongoing training and development opportunities, meet new people and develop new skills. You will have support from a dedicated volunteer coordinator throughout your volunteer journey. You will be volunteering to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice to make an impact in your community. If you are interested in more information about this role please phone 139375 and quote GJ-S-04.
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.