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Social Support Volunteer - Russian Speaking

  • Location: Waterloo NSW
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Covid-19
  • Time Required

    Once a week or fortnight visits for up to 1-1.5 hours

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

    Relevant orientation and training is provided along with ongoing support and education opportunities.

  • Reimbursement

    Kilometres reimbursement is available if the role involves transporting clients

  • Requirements
    • National Police Certificate *

    You need to be minimum 18 years of age

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

  • Provide social companionship to an older community member
  • Volunteering¬†1-2 hours per week or fortnight
  • Volunteer in business hours during the week and/or weekends
  • Russian Speaking

This volunteer role gives you the opportunity to brighten the life of an older person by visiting them in their home as part of the Community Visitors Scheme run by Catholic Healthcare.The program will run via video/phone during high risk COVID 19 periods. Some volunteers will still be able to visit in-person.

As a volunteer you will commit to visiting a client a least once a fortnight for around 1-2 hours.Visits are spent doing an enjoyable activity such as going for a short walk, catching up for a coffee/tea, crafting, watching TV, discussing shared interests and/or culture. When matching with a community member we try to keep in mind your interests and availability to try and ensure you both enjoy the visits as much as each other. Sharing your time and interests with an older community member will help enhance their mental,physical, and emotional wellbeing.

To be eligible to volunteer for this role you will need to be over 18 years of age, and a National Criminal Police Check will be completed by Catholic Healthcare as part of the volunteer induction process.