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Eclectic interests and stimulating conversation! | Social Support | Frankston

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

    Fortnightly on weekday afternoons.

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

    Induction, ongoing supervision and opportunities for professional development

  • Requirements
    • Working with Children Check *
    • National Police Certificate *
    • Driver's Licence (C)

    * 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!

Joe* enjoys U3A classes, going to the library, working in a community garden, reading autobiographies and travel books, researching over the net and ballroom dancing. He's looking for a volunteer to support him to achieve his social goals. Joe* is looking for a positive, motivated, interesting, sensitive and thoughtful volunteer to play chess, go for walks and share stimulating conversation at a local café.

The selected applicant will also have the ability to creatively reconnect Joe* to his interests including gliding, crewing on a yacht and bush walking. Well-developed communication skills and a willingness to participate in community based visits are essential. Your own vehicle will be required to transport Joe* on outings.Valid drivers license necessary. The skills and confidence to work independently are a must. Induction, ongoing supervision and opportunities for professional development provided.

*Participant's name has been altered to maintain his privacy. Interested? For further information, please contact 13 93 75 and quote FL-S-09. *Please note that during COVID-19 this role will commence over the phone, which will enable you to establish rapport and connection with Joe and enable him to stay connected to the community.

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.

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