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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Friendly Visitor - St Albans Victoria

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

    Weekly preferred or at least once a fortnight, by mutual convenience, any day of the week/fortnight

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

    Induction Training and Optional additional training offered each year

  • Reimbursement

    Capped mileage reimbursement if required covering transport costs to and from the location of the recipient, once we can resume face to face visits.

  • Requirements
    • National Police Certificate *

    Two referee checks conducted by the organisation

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

Multiple Sclerosis is funded to provide a volunteer visiting program – the Community Visitors Scheme (CVS).  Volunteer visitors share stories, go for a stroll or have a cuppa, listen to music or play a board game. Our volunteers play a vital role in the life of a person living in an aged care home or their own home through ongoing friendship.

We have a lovely 83 year old lady who lives in her own home in St Albans Victoria who would benefit from your friendship. She enjoys conversation, light gardening and knitting items for charities

You need to be warm, caring, reliable and be willing to commit to weekly virtual visits (i.e. phone/skype or zoom calls, writing a letter or sending a card to maintain a connection) or at least fortnightly connections for a minimum of 12 months/ongoing.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions we are unable to have face to face visits at this time.

Good English communication skills are required however volunteers with other languages willing to be matched to same language are very welcome to enquire.

MS are actively recruiting visitors for our CVS program. If you would like to contribute and virtually visit an older person living in Aged Care or in their own Home please feel free to apply.

MS believes in a person to person approach and aspire to match you with someone local with shared interests and hobbies. We look forward to hearing from you.

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