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Community Visitors Volunteer - Geeveston Only

Apply now Role no: 494468
Availability: Business hours
Time involved: 1 - 4 hours per week
Location: Regional TAS

  • Time frame: ongoing (minimum 12 months)
  • Time commitment  - Average 1 – 2 hours per week

The program
Red Cross supports elderly members of the community to be more independent, to improve their wellbeing and social connection, and to remain living in their local community. We do this by matching volunteers with an older person who lives at home and who is socially isolated.

Having good social connections are essential for all aspects of health, especially as we age. Red Cross supports older people who live alone or who have few social connections, people with disability and people recovering from mental illness to help improve their wellbeing.

Red Cross social connection programs match those who are not in regular social contact with people with a caring and friendly volunteer. These programs include home visits, social outings, group activities, peer support and social phone calls.

The opportunity
This role suits someone over the age of 18 who is a good listener and can commit to one hour a fortnight for a social visit to an elderly person where you might chat together, reminisce, listen to music, read the newspaper or play card games.

The impact
As a Community Visitor, you’ll brighten the life of a lonely and isolated older person by offering them company and friendship. Red Cross will ensure you have training, ongoing support and access to other opportunities within the World’s largest humanitarian network.

For more information, please see the volunteer role description or contact Keren Golab on 6235 6019

Download File Volunteer Role Description - CVS.docx

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

Advertised: Tasmania Standard Time
Applications close: Tasmania Standard Time

  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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