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2 x visits per month Community Visitor - Experience with Dementia

Latrobe Community Health/Link Health and Community

Community visiting is a rewarding volunteer role; Developing a friendship and share life experiences with a socially isolated resident in an Aged Care Facility. Volunteer needed to visit a resident with Dementia in the Monash area. We need people over 18 years of age who love to chat, are patient and enjoy the company of older people. You will be required to make contact once per fortnight, however many Community Visitors contact weekly • You will need to attend a meeting, complete a police check and mandatory training. Once all the volunteer paper work is completed, you will be matched to the resident and support by the Volunteer Coordinator This is a very rewarding volunteer position. The following skills are highly desirable in a volunteer visitor:

  • A genuine empathy and understanding of older people
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • The ability to work independently
  • A commitment to developing a strong relationship with an older person and the CVS program
  • Willingness to act with integrity, respect, confidentiality and dignity and the ability to be flexible
You can not apply for this role as it is no longer available.