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Community Visitor Volunteer - Canberra

Apply now Role no: 495146
Availability: Business hours, Evenings, Mornings, Weekends
Time involved: 1 - 4 hours per week
Location: Canberra

  • Ongoing position
  • 1-2 hrs per week or fortnight

The pogram

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 in residential aged care or their own home and experiences social isolation.

The opportunity

This role suits someone over the age of 18 who has a genuine interest in working with elderly people. You must have good communication and listening skills and have empathy for mature aged, disadvantaged and socially isolated people.

Volunteers are matched one-on-one with a participant. The visits are relaxed and social in nature, where you might chat together, reminisce, play card games, go out for a coffee or walk.

A driver’s licence is preferable but not mandatory, depending on the client's needs.

The impact

As a Community Visitor, you’ll brighten the life of someone suffering vulnerability by offering them company and friendship. You can develop a personal connection and make new friends. You will gain new skills whilst giving back to your community.

Red Cross will ensure you have training, ongoing support and access to other opportunities within the World’s largest humanitarian network.

For further information please refer to the role description Download File Volunteer Role Description_CVS Canberra.pdf or contact Bea Vann on 02 6234 7623.

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

Advertised: AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: AUS Eastern Daylight 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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