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Social Support | Point Cook

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

    Once a week, any weekday morning.

  • 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!

Carly* passes the time walking, reading and watching TV. She lives in Point Cook and is looking for a volunteer to support her to achieve her social goals. Carly* is looking for an empathetic, positive, vibrant, chatty and motivated volunteer with an ability to creatively reconnect her with her interests including sewing and cooking.

Visits may involve sharing refreshments and lively conversation in Carly's home. Well-developed communication skills and the confidence to work independently are essential. Induction, ongoing supervision and opportunities for professional development provided.

*Participant's name has been altered to maintain her privacy. Interested? For further information, please contact 13 93 75 and quote AM-W-09. *Please note that during COVID-19 this role will commence over the phone, which will enable you to establish rapport and connection with Carly and enable her 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.