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Men's Activity Group Volunteer

  • Location: Daw Park SA
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Seniors & Aged Care
  • Time Required

    Friday or Wednesday mornings 9:30-12:00 Other times by negotiation

  • Suitable for
    • People with disability
    • Families with Children
    • Centrelink Volunteers
    • Wheelchair Access
  • Type of work
    • Seniors & Aged Care
    • Companionship & Social Support
  • Training

    Includes manual handling, food safety, infeciton control, introduction to dementia and ACH group

  • Requirements
    • National Police Certificate *

    Please Note:
    * During the Covid-19 pandemics, organisations should be providing all necessary Covid-19 safety protection measures for volunteers following the advice of both the Sate or Territory Governments and the Federal Government. Your safety and wellbeing is your priority. Familiarise yourself with the most up-to-date requirements and advice from the Australian and NT and SA State Governments.
    * As each organisation provides different levels/types of insurance, volunteers are reminded to check with the organisation as to the type of insurance provided for volunteers (e.g. Volunteer Personal Accident Insurance).
    * Best practice volunteer involvement recommends that a volunteer role should not be more than 15-16 hours per week.

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

We are looking for male volunteers to work with our male, short-term, residents. Volunteer must have excellent verbal communication due to our customers having poor hearing.

Desired skills for this role include:

  • A genuine interest in older people
  • Punctuality, reliability and dependability
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills including effective communication with older people with memory loss.
  • Enthusiasm to effectively contribute as an individual as well as within a team environment
  • A desire to give of self for the betterment of the broader community
  • A positive and can do attitude
  • An ability to work with older people as well as people with varied backgrounds and possess values that recognise and support personal, cultural and lifestyle differences.
  • An ability to accept direction when required and initiative to work independently

This role involves working with 1-5 people, supporting them to engage in activities or facilitating discussions amongst them to help them socialise with others. In this Transition Care Program (TCP) the days are long and often boring and people become socially isolated easily. We need you to help us provide them with social engagement and emotional support so they are healthier in mind and heart while they work with the physios and medical staff to get their physical strength back. All our volunteers are well supported with all necessary resources to facilitate activities.

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