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Greek speakers to visit seniors in residential care

  • Location: Doncaster VIC
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Seniors & Aged Care
  • Time Required

    Two hours a week

  • Suitable for
    • Centrelink Volunteers
    • Wheelchair Access
    • Work Experience
  • Type of work
    • Companionship & Social Support
    • Music & Entertainment
    • Seniors & Aged Care
  • Training

    Information sessions and on the job training provided

  • Requirements
    • National Police Certificate *

    MannaCare will provide the necessary in-house training volunteers must undertake to perform this role:

    •Manual handling
    •Fire procedure,
    •Elder abuse and
    •Infection control

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

MannaCare assists older people in the Manningham community to sustain and reinforce their independence, social relationships, personal wellbeing and community interaction.

Volunteers provide a range of support for elderly people by enriching and extending the range of relationships, skills and experiences from the wider community. Volunteers can choose from a range of programs:

  • Residential care leisure and lifestyle activities: including social support, piano playing, book reading, teaching computers, handcare, exercises, transportation, shopping and going for walks.

  • Lunchtime meal assistance: one-on-one assistance with meals

  • Grevillea House: working with staff and interacting with residents in the day program and in respite programs in early morning & late afternoon.

  • Rehabilitation: maintenance therapy and therapeutic activities for older residents (generally over 60 years). These activities aim to maintain residents' physical, mental and emotional health so they can lead fulfilling and independent lives.

  • Other activities: hospitality, language assistance, gardening, Beauty Shop, Men's Shed and Happy Hour

The Centre is colourful and fresh, with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Often the clients benefit from a walk in the fresh air and sunshine with a volunteer.