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Connect through games, dancing and learning new skills! - Ivanhoe

Uniting AgeWell
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If you’re interested in connecting with older people who are socially isolated, we’d love to hear from you! We’re looking for Volunteers who can support older people with their goals around staying independent, healthy and connected to their community.

We are currently looking for Volunteer Activity Helpers at our Ivanhoe AgeWell Centre. This is a fun and exciting volunteer role that is perfect for a friendly person who enjoys facilitating groups and using their creativity to shape activities. A typical day at Ivanhoe AgeWell Centre may involve facilitating a game of scrabble, working on a puzzle together, having a sing-along, engaging in arts and craft lessons, and then getting everyone around the table for a shared lunch. There will also be opportunities to get the group out for lovely walks or outings to local museums, movies etc.

This role will provide you with an opportunity to develop your group facilitation skills, learn something new every day and have fun while doing so! You will leave each day feeling fulfilled knowing you have made a meaningful contribution to the lives of people in your community.

This Centre operates Tuesday to Friday and a shift generally starts at 9am and finishes at 4pm. We can be flexible to accommodate your needs.

We offer opportunities in skill and knowledge development, as well as ongoing support and mentoring. We value diversity in lived experience, language, skills and abilities.

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.