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Community Visitor Volunteer - Southside Canberra, Cooma, Queanbyan

Apply now Role no: 494187
Availability: Business hours, Evenings, Mornings, Weekends
Time involved: 1 - 4 hours per week
Location: Canberra

The program

A Community Visitor is matched with an elderly person living in an aged care facility or in their own home, who experiences social isolation and could benefit from your company. You will undertake face to face visits on a weekly basis to provide social interaction, companionship and friendship.  To be considered for this role you must have a current Working With Vulnerable People card.   

The opportunity

This role suits someone who is aged 18 years and over, is a good listener and can commit to a minimum of 1 hour a week for visits.  Suggested activities you could do together include playing board games, cards, walks in the garden, sharing life stories and experiences over a cuppa.  Outings may be possible.

The impact

As a Community Visitor you'll brighten the life of an older person who may be experiencing social isolation by offering them company and friendship. Red Cross will provide ongoing support and access to other opportunities within the World’s largest humanitarian network.

For more information, please see the volunteer role description Download File CVS Volunteer PD Southside.docx or contact Marianne Swientek  02 62347639

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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  1. Submit your application Tell us about yourself along with any skills and experience you can bring to Red Cross by completing an online application.
  2. Meet with us Have a chat with us about the volunteer role you have applied for and see whether it’s a good match for you and for us.
  3. Complete some checks If you are successful in getting the role we’ll ask you to complete a Police Check. In some cases a Working With Children Check may also be required.
  4. Get started! At this stage, it’s time for your induction and training as you’re now an official Red Cross Volunteer.

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