The Community Visiting Scheme connects people of the same or different cultures to older members of the community living in aged care homes. Volunteers chatting in their native language can make any person regardless of age feel like home, but especially for members of the elderly community. Simple gestures like this can have a positive impact reducing social isolation and improve health and well being.
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Found 240 volunteer opportunities with Seniors & Aged Care, in Victoria VIC
Can you speak Greek!!! A Greek male Community Visitor is needed to visit a Greek man in an aged care facility located in Clayton. The aim of the Community Visitors Scheme is for volunteers to develop a friendship with a resident who has become socially isolated. During COVID-19 Community Visitors can keep contact by writing letters, phone calls and/or virtually
Annie* is seeking a volunteer to share her interests in sewing, making Kombucha, cooking, walking, listening to music and reading. The best suited to support Annie* will be positive, outgoing, respectful, thoughtful and non-judgmental, and with an ability to chat on any number of topics. Be able to creatively reconnect her with the things she enjoys. *name changed.
Transport eligible clients to and from essential medical appointments both locally and to Melbourne
Annie* is seeking a volunteer to share her interests in sewing, making Kombucha, cooking, walking, listening to music and reading. The best suited to support Annie* will be positive, outgoing, respectful, thoughtful and non-judgmental, and with an ability to chat on any number of topics. *name changed.
Providing conversation and companionship to older members of the community by developing a supportive friendship with the client for a minimum of an hour once weekly gives the client a chance to connect with a friendly and caring listener. Some clients may like to go on a short social outing for e.g coffee or lunch. Additionally you will liaise with the coordinator.
Would you like to virtually visit an older person in their own home and make a real difference in their life? We have a lovely 83 year old lady who lives in her own home in St Albans Victoria who would benefit from your friendship. She enjoys conversation, light gardening and knitting items for charities. Contact us to learn more about this great opportunity and other opportunities across Victoria and NSW
Share your language (Italian) and companionship during fortnightly friendly visits to an isolated elderly Italian lady living in an aged care facility in Avondale Heights.
Share your language (French or English) and companionship during fortnightly friendly visits with an isolated / lonely elderly lady living in her own home in Ballarat East.
Uniting’s social support program operates across metropolitan Melbourne, enabling and supporting isolated individuals to remain socially active and engaged in their community. These programs offer both individual companionship and group activities as a way to support people to 'get back to things they love’.
This role involves sharing phone conversation with individuals who may benefit from social engagement, companionship and conversation. The ideal volunteer for this role will have effective communication skills, an ability to develop rapport and support individuals to achieve their social goals.
Carly* passes the time walking, reading and watching TV. She lives in Point Cook and is looking for a volunteer to support her to achieve her social goals. Carly* is looking for an empathetic, positive, vibrant, chatty and motivated volunteer with an ability to creatively reconnect her with her interests including sewing and cooking. *name changed.
We are searching for a person who enjoys writing about their community to assist us in producing a monthly newsletter highlighting the community development activities we are involved in.
The aim of the Community Visitor Scheme (CVS) is for volunteers provide companionship and reduce the effects of isolation through an organic friendship. Volunteers connect with recipients via letters, Skype or phone (depending on needs) with the intention to move to face to face contact when aged care facilities allow entry. We are looking for a male (only) volunteer to connect with Phil who enjoys conversation and spending time outside when able.
The aim of the Community Visitor Scheme (CVS) is for volunteers provide companionship and reduce the effects of isolation through an organic friendship. Volunteers connect with recipients via letters, Skype or phone (depending on needs) with the intention to move to face to face contact when aged care facilities allow entry. We are looking for a volunteer to connect with Nancie who enjoys conversation and spending time outside when able.
Share your time and companionship during weekly / fortnightly friendly visits with an lady living in Forest Hill.
Do you find the weekend a bit of a challenge? Do you find Friday evening until Monday morning a marathon effort? Come along and meet fellow “weekend warriors” and together we can inspire and support one another with loads of fun, laughter and listening ears, to share our experiences and talk about what is happening in our lives and the world around us!
Joe* enjoys U3A classes, going to the library, working in a community garden, reading autobiographies and travel books, researching over the net and ballroom dancing. He's looking for a volunteer to support him to achieve his social goals. *name changed.
Joan* lives in Sunshine West and has an interest in gardening, cooking, listening to the radio and watching TV. Joan* would like to be connected with a Greek speaking volunteer who is prepared to provide fortnightly visits at her home to share coffee and conversation. *name changed.
Jack* lives in Albion and has an interest in reading, listening to the radio, watching AFL (Bulldogs fan), doing word searches and going on day trips. Jack* would like to be connected with a volunteer who is prepared initially, to provide home visits as well as going out for walks, coffee and lunch in the future. *name changed.
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