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. You may be interested in meeting Angie. Angie volunteers in an op shop she enjoys going to the library and the Prahran Market, she is keen to get out of the house and would prefer a female volunteer to visit her fortnightly, for activities such as going for walks, occassionally going to the cinema, visiting the shops and going out for lunch or a coffee. If you would like to share in some of these interests and activities with Angie get in touch with us today! Connecting with Angie may involve visiting her at home, having a chat over the phone, meeting up for a coffee and/or sharing a skill. It might involve checking out what’s on offer at a local neighbourhood centre, library or an activity of interest.
We offer opportunities in skill and knowledge development, as well as ongoing support and mentoring. Good communications skills and the ability to work independently are a must. Having a driver’s licence/access to own vehicle is highly desired but not essential. We value diversity in lived experience, language, skills and abilities.
If you are interested in more information about Volunteering in our Social Support Program, connecting to Angie* or another older person in your area, please phone 13 93 75 and quote MJ-S-. Name changed for privacy.
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.