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Virtual Reality Group Session Volunteer - Hunter

Apply now Role no: 498417
Availability: Business hours, Evenings, Mornings
Time involved: 1 - 4 hours per week
Location: Regional NSW

  • Ongoing
  • Minimum 2+ hrs per week
  • Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm

The Program
Support the wellbeing of older people in Aged Care Facilities by introducing them to the world of adventure that they never thought was possible! Through the vehicle of Virtual Reality Red Cross are creating truly memorable experiences that invigorate happy memories and enhance connection through shared experiences.  

The opportunity
This role suits someone over the age of 18 who has good IT skills, feels comfortable facilitating group activities and would like to brighten the day of elderly residents of aged care. You will need to be a good listener and communicator, be patient and able to commit to a minimum of 2 hrs per week to collect equipment and work with a small team to run the sessions at various facilities across the Hunter. Flexibility of times would be advantageous.

  • Applicants will need to have a full driver’s licence, be up to date with Covid Vaccinations and be willing to have a Flu Vaccination.
  • Full VR training is provided

The impact
As a Virtual Reality Group Session Volunteer you will be part of the Community Visitors Scheme – a program that provides company and friendship to lonely and vulnerable older adults. You’ll bring fun and connection through virtual experiences and a world of new adventures for residents. Virtual Reality has the power to engage residents in a way that is vibrant and real, making them part of a moment once again, rather than just an observer of it. The joy it brings is wonderful!

Red Cross will ensure you have training, ongoing support and access to other opportunities within the World’s largest humanitarian network.    

Further Information
To find out more about this opportunity please refer to the volunteer role description Download File VRD Virtual Reality Hunter.pdf or contact Kat Butterworth on 0418462997 .

Our COVID-19 safe practices
It’s vital you review our Red Cross COVID-19 requirements in the ‘Keeping everyone safe from COVID-19’ section here prior to applying.

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

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  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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