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Community Visitor Volunteer - South Side Canberra
Role no: 495564
Availability: Business hours, Evenings, Mornings, Weekends
Time involved: 1 - 4 hours per week
- Location: South of Canberra
- Time Involved: 1-4 hours per week or fortnight
- Requirement: ACT Working With Vulnerable People Card
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.
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.
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 the role description below or contact Marianne Swientek (02) 6234 7639.
Volunteer Role Description_CVS Canberra.pdf
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.
Advertised: AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time
Submit your application
Tell us about yourself along with any skills and experience you can bring to Red Cross by completing an online application.
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.
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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