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Help someone in care today - Male Community Visitor volunteer needed in Springwood

Queensland Community Care Network
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Many elderly Australians in aged care homes are socially isolated from the community. QCCN is looking for people with big hearts to visit these senior citizens and reconnect them with the community. It only takes an hour a fortnight and all you have to do is be a friend.

Residents enjoy the social visits of our volunteers. You will be matched one-on-one with a resident who has been identified as socially isolated, or at risk of becoming so. Volunteers enjoy a coffee and chat, or perhaps a board game with their new friend, and through ongoing visits create a wonderful new friendship for someone in need.

This male resident in care, aged 87 years, would greatly benefit from one-on-one interaction with a mature age male Community Visitor who is able to visit him on a regular fortnightly basis for companionship, social connection and conversation. He is super interesting and has a passion for inventing new ideas - in fact, he is in the middle of creating a new board game! He is described as a lovely gentleman who is very well spoken. He enjoys poetry, classical music, opera, seeing musical theatre and watching movies at the cinema.

This resident would benefit from a volunteer who is patient, understanding and looking to provide additional social outreach to someone who is socially isolated. Visits can be a made at a time that suits the volunteer and resident.

This volunteer role is not suitable for those looking to gain experience within the health sector in regards to job placement/meeting study requirements. As this role offers no direct clinical exposure, it does not qualify as work or practical experience.

QCCN are excited to invite applications from volunteers who fit the criteria for this placement. This care home has wonderful supportive staff who will assist you to make sure your volunteer journey is a successful and enjoyable experience. They will be with you throughout the process for support and guidance.

It is important to note that all visitors to aged care facilities in Australia (including staff, family and volunteers) must have a Flu Vaccination with evidence to be provided to aged care facility upon each visit.

From 17th December 2021, all visitors to aged care must be double vaccinated against COVID-19 (including having your booster). Please ensure you are vaccinated before commencing your role with QLD Community Care Network.

Both these additional measurements are decisions that have been handed down by the Federal Government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We’re a small not for profit aiming to do big things! It’s our goal to try to eliminate the elderly feeling secluded whilst in residential care. To do this, we connect volunteers with the elderly so they can develop long lasting, meaningful friendships. We'd love to have you join our team if this is the kind of role you are looking for within the community!

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