- Time frame: ongoing (minimum 12 months)
- Time commitment: 1 hour per week
- Join the World's largest humanitarian network
Red Cross supports elderly members of the community to be more independent, to improve their wellbeing and social connection, and to remain living in their local community. We do this by matching volunteers with an older person who lives in aged care or at home and experiences social isolation.
This role suits someone over the age of 18 who is a good listener and can commit to at least one hour a week for a social visit to an elderly person. What you do on your visit is up to you and who you are visiting: you might chat together, reminisce, listen to music, read the newspaper or play card games. Visits away from the aged care facility are welcome if the resident and volunteer are both happy to do so.
Visits away from the aged care facility are welcome if the resident and volunteer are both happy to do so. The program allows for time off due to holidays and study requirements.
As a Community Visitor, you’ll brighten the life of someone suffering vulnerability by offering them company and friendship. Red Cross will ensure you have training, ongoing support and access to other opportunities within the World’s largest humanitarian network.
Red Cross strives to create a safe and inclusive culture with wellbeing at its centre. We embrace diversity and welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people with different lived experiences, abilities, gender, ethnicity, age, and sexual orientation. We are a child safe organisation with zero tolerance of any harm to children. Our vision is to be trusted as the leading humanitarian organisation making a genuine difference in the lives of people and communities.
Thank you for considering volunteering at Red Cross. We also have great career opportunities.