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Friendly Visitor (ACT)

  • Location: Across: Chapman ACT, Cook ACT, O'connor ACT, Canberra ACT, City ACT, Barton ACT, Capital Hill ACT, Deakin ACT
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Seniors & Aged Care
  • Time Required

    Our recommended minimum time commitment is one hour per fortnight - however all visitor roles are flexible for the volunteer.

  • Suitable for
    • Centrelink Volunteers
    • Online & Remote Volunteers
    • Skilled Volunteers
  • Type of work
    • Arts, Craft & Photography
    • Companionship & Social Support
    • Disability Support
    • Driving & Transportation
    • Food Preparation & Service
    • Garden Maintenance
    • Seniors & Aged Care
    • Sport & Physical Activity
  • Training

    Training is provided as well as access to a fantastic online library of resources for you ongoing learning.

  • Requirements
    • National Police Certificate *

    If successful, volunteers will be required to undergo a National Police Check, paid for by Feros Care.

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

What does our ideal volunteer look like?

  • Embodies a friendly and cheerful volunteer spirit
  • Tech savvy
  • Able and willing to travel to clients
  • Exhibits a natural curiosity and appetite for learning
  • Thrives on helping others
  • Contributes to the greater success of the organisation and is always willing to go the extra mile without being asked
  • Operates with integrity, open-mindedness and respect, ensuring the privacy, confidentiality and dignity of our clients is maintained at all times
  • Energised by interacting and engaging with people
  • Ready to smash stereotypes around ageing

What to bring:

  • Demonstrated ability to provide a client-focused service
  • Flexible availability over a three to six month commitment
  • Enjoy going out and being part of a greater community
  • Be compassionate, patient, observant and a good listener
  • Comfortable using technology (including smartphones and computers) and basic applications

For brownie points:

  • Previous experience working with, or volunteering with seniors
  • Have a current unrestricted Driver's Licence and a registered and insured vehicle
  • Be a safe and confident driver with a good driving history
  • Previous experience driving a minibus
  • First Aid and CPR Certificate
  • Think age is just a number? You’re one of us

Work Perks (the good stuff!):

  • Meet new people, make new friends, hear and share exciting stories
  • Improve employment prospects
  • Spend quality time enjoying new and exciting social and cultural experiences
  • Feel part of the team with an invite to attend virtual monthly meetings
  • You’ll be back by a training and development team committed to your continuous face to face and online learning
  • Knowing your efforts volunteering for an award-winning not-for-profit organisation support an essential community service
  • Truly flexible and supportive work environment – we walk the talk
  • Be part of an organisation who’s shaking up the aged care industry
  • Plus meaningful experiences where you know you are making a positive impact in the local community every day

If you’re motivated to contribute positively to your community then we would love to hear from you! Variety is the spice of life - everyone is welcome and everyone matters at Feros Care. We are proud to be an inclusive organisation, embracing all people, regardless of ethnicity, culture, gender, identity, sexual orientation or disability.