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Urgent! Social Visitor to Seniors - SALE, VIC 3850 (Skype first and then In person)

  • Location: Sale VIC
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Covid-19
  • Time Required

    Half an hour a week or one hour a fortnight. Days, times and locations will be agreed upon by volunteer and senior participant

  • Suitable for
    • Online & Remote Volunteers
  • Type of work
    • Seniors & Aged Care
    • Companionship & Social Support
  • Training

    Online Training and Induction

  • Requirements
    • National Police Certificate *

    We are looking for volunteer visitors who have the following qualities:

    a. Well presented

    b. Reliable- able to commit for at least 12 months

    c. Good communication and listening skills

    d. Able to engage in small talk and conversation starters

    e. Empathy and consideration for seniors

    f. Over 18 years of age

    g. An Australian Citizen or Permanent resident

    h. Able to commit half an hour a week or one hour a fortnight

    i. Able to supply two personal references (non-relatives)

    j. Able to visit a senior or group of seniors up to 30 minutes away

    Can you help us in the fight against loneliness and social isolation?

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

*** DON’T FORGET! Once you have applied you will receive an email from SEEK with instructions to book an interview with us- please note, this email may go to your junk folder***

We are seeking compassionate and reliable volunteers in the vicinity of Sale, VIC for our Community Visitors Scheme - whereby lonely seniors receive regular visits to their homes by volunteers for a cup of tea and a chat for half an hour a week or one hour a fortnight. Our current client is an animal lover and would prefer to go out for coffee rather than stay at home.

For now we would be asking you to Skype with or call your senior weekly until it is advised that in-person visiting in their home is safe.

Isolation and loneliness are two of the biggest problems facing individuals and communities, especially in our ageing population. Research shows that people who maintain social relationships live longer, healthier and more fulfilled lives. We need you to share your interests, your enthusiasm and your life with someone who may just need a friendly face and ear. As little as half an hour a week can make a significant difference to someone’s life.

The Community Visitors’ Scheme (CVS) is a federally funded program, established to promote links between elderly people living in their own homes or within aged care residences and friendly volunteer visitors.

Aurous' CVS program is proudly offering services to a diverse range of clientele and have recently included multicultural, LGBTI and ATSI callers and volunteers.

You can not apply for this role as it is no longer available.