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Chat-a-ring! Phone based social support in Melbourne!

  • Location: Melbourne VIC
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Community Services
  • Time Required

    Various days and times.

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

    Induction, ongoing supervision and opportunities for professional development.

  • Requirements
    • Working with Children Check *
    • National Police Certificate *

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

During these challenging times we need volunteers more than ever, to support isolated people in our community to feel socially connected again. If you’re a ‘people person’ and would like to make a difference to the life of someone who is socially isolated we would love to hear from you!

This role involves sharing phone conversation with individuals who may benefit from social engagement, companionship and conversation. The ideal volunteer for this role will have effective communication skills, an ability to develop rapport and support individuals to achieve their social goals.

Conversation may involve discussing a topic or activity of interest such as crossword, trivia or current affairs. The skills and confidence to work independently are a must. Induction, ongoing supervision and opportunities for professional development provided.

The program operates from various locations across Melbourne, including Hoppers Crossing, Broadmeadows, Footscray, Mt Waverley, Pakenham and Mornington.

*Please note that during COVID-19 this role will commence remotely, with the view to moving back to one of the locations listed above once restrictions ease.

Interested? For further information, please contact and quote CA-Chat-Metro.

Uniting is committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, volunteering with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and Working With Children Check (in Victoria) and/or Working With Vulnerable People Check (in Tasmania) prior to commencement in any service or undertaking.