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Community Visitor Volunteer - Lake Macquarie, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Lower and Upper Hunter areas

Apply now Role no: 495737
Availability: Business hours, Evenings, Weekends
Time involved: 1 hour per week
Location: Regional NSW

• Ongoing position
• 1-2 hrs per week or fortnight

The program
Having good social connections are essential for all aspects of health and quality of life, especially as we age. Red Cross supports older people who live alone or have few social connections to improve their wellbeing.

The opportunity
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 either in a facility or living at home. Volunteers may also run small groups with residents who share a common interest. The visits are relaxed and social in nature, where you might chat together, reminisce, play card games, go out for a coffee or walk, do some light shopping or visit local social events together.

A driver’s licence is preferable but not mandatory, depending on the client’s needs.

The impact
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 to the role description Download File Community Visitor Volunteer Position Description.pdf or contact Kat Butterworth on 02 8651 8821 or kbutterworth@redcross.org.au

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

Advertised: AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: AUS Eastern 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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