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Engaging with elders

  • Location: East Fremantle WA
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Seniors & Aged Care
  • Time Required


  • Type of work
    • Companionship & Social Support
    • Seniors & Aged Care
  • Training

    nduction is given and volunteers are encouraged to complete the Understanding Dementia Course

  • Requirements
    • National Police Certificate *

    No experience or qualifications are necessary.
    What we need are people who are keen to commit weekly and be willing to engage with our residents for a chat and to help make their afternoons better.
    No age limit but if you're under 17 you might find it a little challenging.
    Some appreciation of dementia and the impacts of ageing will help you understand our residents a little better.

    * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

Juniper provides residential aged care in East Fremantle at Pilgrim. We have a team of activity assistants who work alongside the volunteers, providing guidance and support as you become familiar with our residents. They have a wealth of life experience and often not many people to share it with. Each Monday afternoon, there's floor and ball games that keep residents active. Each Tuesday afternoon, there's the old favourite of bingo where the competitive spirit of the residents comes alive. Your role will be to support those who love to play, but might not be able to see the cards so well, or are struggling to play because of other ailments. Residents are always grateful and will share a story or two for you to take away.