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Community Visitors Scheme Volunteer - Launceston

Apply now Role no: 495581
Availability: Business hours, Evenings, Mornings
Time involved: 1 hour per week
Location: Regional TAS

  • Ongoing (minimum 12 months)
  • Average 1 – 2 hours per week

The program

Having good social connections is essential for all aspects of health, especially as we age. Red Cross Social Circles program supports elderly members of the community to be more independent, improve their well-being and social connection and remain living in the community. We do this by matching caring and friendly volunteers with an older person who is not in regular social contact with people. The visits that the volunteers make have an important impact on the elderly person’s life: enhancing their sense of well-being, supporting good physical and mental health, promoting healthy ageing and making them more resilient to life’s knocks and challenges.

The opportunity

This role suits someone over the age of 18 who is a good listener and can commit to one hour 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.

The impact

As a Social Circles Volunteer, you’ll brighten the life of someone suffering vulnerability by offering them 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 below or contact Julie Milloy, Monday - Thursday on (03) 6326 0400.

 Download File Volunteer Role Description - Community Visitors Scheme.docx.pdf

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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