Would you like to make a difference in someone else's life, and your own? To reduce loneliness in the community by connecting with an older person through friendship?
A lady in the Coburg area is looking for someone who she can have a good conversation with in her preferred languages, Turkish, Macedonian (or English). She would enjoy some general company and sharing memories.
This role is flexible and suitable for people who have busy lives (1 hour per week/fortnight, flexible days)
Volunteer visitors are empathetic and curious, they find ways to connect and show a genuine appreciation for the happiness of others. They play a vital role in the life of a person living in their own home or aged care through ongoing friendship. This role offers flexibility and reward for both the volunteer and recipient of visits.
MS Plus is funded to provide the Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme (ACVVS).
Before commencement, Visitors must complete our ACVVS onboarding requirements. They are
• Interview with your local program coordinator
• Police Check (free)
• Two referee checks
• Completion of two online training modules
• Commitment to minimum fortnightly visits for 12-months, although we prefer weekly if possible
Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills are required, including a strong commitment to others through this voluntary role.
Visitors with languages other than English are encouraged to apply. We look forward to hearing from you.