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Community Visitor Volunteer - West Metro Melbourne

Apply now Role no: 495716
Availability: Business hours, Evenings, Mornings, Weekends
Time involved: 1 hour per week
Location: Melbourne

  • Ongoing position
  • Positions available in a range of areas in Metropolitan Melbourne.
  • Weekly visits for approx. 1 hr (days and hours flexible)
  • Gain valuable experience and utilise your social skills within the world's largest humanitarian organisation.

Register your interest:
Please complete our quick and easy online application. We will contact you about available opportunities depending on your preferred locations and interests. 

Please take the time to thoroughly respond to the questions in the application form. Blank applications or applications that do not address the questions will not be considered.

The program
Volunteers are matched with an older person who is experiencing feelings of social isolation, in their home or aged care facility. 

Visits should be weekly and are relaxed with a social nature. You might chat together, reminisce, listen to music, read the newspaper or play card games.

The opportunity
Visits will be ongoing, regular (weekly or fortnightly) and relaxed with a social nature. You might chat together, have a cuppa, tell stories, listen to music, read or play card games.

You have a genuine interest in building friendship and social connections with older people to ease social isolation. As well as this, you have an understanding of the complex health issues faced by people as they age and use this understanding and empathy during your visits. Using effective social skills; you can engage with people from diverse backgrounds who may be experiencing loneliness. Being mature, reliable and confident, you work independently without direct supervision. You seek support and guidance as required. Your holding of a valid driver’s licence and a means of travel would be beneficial.

The impact

Through your ongoing visits, you will build a meaningful friendship, reduce feelings of loneliness and encourage social connections.

For more information, please see the volunteer role description below or contact Jenna Gandolfo on (03) 8327 7987.

Role Description - Download File Volunteer Role Description - Community Visitor Volunteer.pdf

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

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Applications close:

  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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