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Community Visitor / MATEs Volunteer - Tweed Heads

Apply now Role no: 495015
Availability: Business hours, Evenings, Mornings, Weekends
Time involved: 1 hour per week
Location: Regional NSW

  • Ongoing/flexible
  • 1-2 hrs per week/fortnight

The program

Having good social connections is essential for all aspects of health and wellbeing, especially as we age.

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 experiences social isolation or a small group setting.

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

The opportunity

This role suits someone over the age of 18 who is a good listener. If you can commit to 1-2 hours a week/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; this is the role for you.

The impact

As a Social Support Volunteer, you’ll brighten the life of someone suffering vulnerability 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 Download File Volunteer Role Description - Mates Social Inclusion - Far North Coast.pdf or contact Jane Wells on (07) 5524 5799

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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