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Comlink Companions - Ipswich / West Moreton Area

Comlink Australia ✔

Comlink Companions play a vital role by providing much needed social support to those who may otherwise be isolated and lonely. This volunteer role promotes genuine connections and helps to establish links between older people and their community, providing a unique opportunity for you to learn about their stories and life experiences. The way clients and volunteers spend their time together is up to them, but may involve going for a short walk, having a coffee together, visiting in the home, gardening, going to the cinema, visiting the shops, or any activity of interest.

The role requires you to travel to the homes of a senior you have been paired with and provide them with company for 1.5 to 2 hours on a fortnightly basis. This can be any day of the week mornings or afternoons, and what you do during this time is up to the two of you but if it’s something you both like to do, Comlink is all for it and will try to make it happen!

We are looking for volunteers from all walks of life who are interested in getting to know our clients, forming genuine connections, and sharing life experiences and common interests. Great communication skills, listening skills and patience are a must, along with being trusted with confidential information.

There are clients in need at various locations around Ipswich.

About us:

Comlink Australia are a leading aged care and health and well-being specialist that is doing more than what’s expected to really make a difference in the community. What Comlink Australia does is enhance clients' lives and help them to live the life they want, with a range of services to meet every individual’s needs. We support people to age well and live well.

So why should you join the Comlink Australia family?

We have a vibrant base of volunteers across Queensland who are social and community minded. Best of all? Our clients genuinely love our service and appreciate the work you will do.

The way you help is far beyond volunteering. Your conversations and genuine interest in the lives of our clients provides valuable social support and a sense of belonging. As they say, "the greatest gift you can give is your time".

We will support you on your volunteer journey by providing you with training to ensure you have every opportunity to connect with our clients in an honest way and your time is placed where most valuable.