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Polish Speaking Community Visitor Volunteer - Launceston
Role no: 495437
Availability: Business hours, Mornings, Weekends
Time involved: 1 - 4 hours per week
Location: Regional TAS
- Time commitment: 1 – 2 hours per week
- Time frame: ongoing (minimum 12 months)
Having good social connections is essential for all aspects of health, especially as we age. Red Cross supports elderly residents of aged care homes to improve their wellbeing and social connection by matching volunteers with an older person who lives in an aged care facility, has identified being lonely and isolated due to inability to communicate in their primary language and would benefit from further social visits. These visits have an important impact on the elderly person’s life: enabling them to settle into their new home, enhancing their sense of wellbeing, supporting good physical and mental health, promoting healthy ageing and making them more resilient to life’s knocks and challenges.
This role suits someone over the age of 18 who speaks Polish fluently, is a good listener and can commit to at least one hour a fortnight for a social visit to an elderly person. What you do on your visit is up to you and who you are visiting: you might chat together, reminisce, listen to music, read the newspaper or play card games. Visits away from the aged care facility are welcome if the resident and volunteer are both happy and able to do so.
The program allows for time off due to holidays and study requirements.
As a Community Visitor, you’ll brighten the life of a lonely and isolated older person by offering them the ability to communicate and company and friendship. You’ll also brighten your own life: gaining satisfaction, enjoyment and personal development through your visits. 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 Stephanie Payne on 63 260 400, Tuesdays - Thursdays.
181030 VRD Volunteer Community Visitor - Northern Tasmania.pdf
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.
Advertised: Tasmania Standard Time
Applications close: Tasmania Standard Time
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Tell us about yourself along with any skills and experience you can bring to Red Cross by completing an online application.
Meet with us
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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.
At this stage, it’s time for your induction and training as you’re now an official Red Cross Volunteer.
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