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Social Inclusion Volunteer - Various Locations across ACT

Apply now Role no: 496965
Availability: Business hours, Evenings, Mornings, Weekends
Time involved: 1 hour per week
Location: Canberra

  • Ongoing role
  • Fexible days and times
  • Choose the role that suits you
  • Commitment of 1-2 hours per week or fortnight

The program

Red Cross supports elderly clients who live in their own home or in an aged care facility to improve their wellbeing and social connection by matching volunteers with an older person that has identified as being lonely and doesn’t have enough meaningful social interaction.  These visits have an important impact on the elderly person’s life: enhancing their wellbeing, supporting positive mental health, promoting healthy ageing and having someone to talk to about life’s challenges.   

Our Telecross and Telechat programs similarly support isolated and elderly people by providing clients with a regular phone call to check on their wellbeing and safety. The calls support people to live independently, providing peace of mind, reassurance and regular social contact.     

The opportunity

When you volunteer with Red Cross you will make a difference in your community, develop new skills, connect with new people and be a part of the world’s largest humanitarian organisation.  As a social inclusion volunteer you will help build social and emotional wellbeing in older people in the community.  If you have a warm and friendly nature, good communication skills, are 18 years of age or over, this could be the perfect volunteering opportunity for you.

The impact

Social inclusion volunteers can help brighten the life of a lonely and socially isolated older person by offering them company and friendship.  You will also benefit your own life by gaining enjoyment and personal development through your visits and achieve a sense of purpose.  Red Cross will provide you with ongoing training, support and access to other opportunities with the world’s largest humanitarian network.     

For more information, please see the volunteer role description below or contact Marianne Swientek on 0466 309 040.  
Download File Volunteer Role Description - Social Inclusion Volunteer ACT.docx.pdf

Please note: you will be required to provide details for two references to submit this application

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

 

Advertised: AUS Eastern Daylight 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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