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Volunteer Friend/Vistor - Community Visitors Scheme - Hobart

Apply now Role no: 495709
Availability: Business hours
Time involved: Varied hours
Location: Hobart

  • Time frame: ongoing (minimum 12 months)
  • Time commitment:  1 – 2 hours per week
  • Join the World's largest humanitarian network

The program
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 who doesn't have meaningful visits from family or friends. These visits have an important impact on the elderly person’s life: 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.

The opportunity
This role suits someone over the age of 18 who is a good listener and can commit to at least one hour a week 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. Going on outings together are welcome if the participant and volunteer both are happy to do so.

The program allows for time off due to holidays and study requirements.

The impact
As a Community Visitor, you’ll brighten the life of a lonely and isolated older person 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 Download File VRD Community Visitors Scheme HCP Role Hobart.pdf or contact Nadia Reynolds on 6235 6011 or nreynolds@redcross.org.au

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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