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Community Visitors Scheme Volunteer - ACT

Apply now Role no: 498538
Availability: Business hours, Evenings, Mornings, Weekends
Time involved: 1 hour per week
Location: Canberra

Gain valuable experience working in the community while providing companionship and friendship to someone experiencing vulnerability.

  • 12-month position
  • Days and times flexible

The program
Red Cross supports elderly members of the community to be more independent, to improve their wellbeing and social connection, and to remain living in their local community. We do this by matching volunteers with an older person who lives in aged care or at home and experiences social isolation.

The opportunity
This role suits someone over the age of 18 who feels comfortable in engaging with elderly people from different cultural backgrounds and walks of life.  You need to be a good listener with a friendly manner.  The commit is a minimum of one hour a week for a social visit. Activities that you may do during your visit include doing cross words or puzzles, reminisce, listen to music, read the newspaper or play card games.

The impact
As a Community Visitor, you’ll brighten the life of someone experiencing vulnerability by offering them company and friendship. 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 CVS ACT 20220513.pdf or contact  Marianne Swientek on 0466309040.

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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