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Community Visitor Scheme Volunteer - Central Coast NSW

Apply now Role no: 497132
Availability: Business hours, Evenings, Mornings, Weekends
Time involved: 1 hour per week
Location: Regional NSW

• Weekly visits for a minimum of 12 months

• Weekdays or Weekends  

The Program

Good social connections are essential for all aspects of health, especially as we age. Red Cross supports elderly residents who reside in the community or an aged care facility, to improve their wellbeing and social connection by matching them with volunteer visitors. 

During the visit, you undertake activities that are appropriate to the participant. This may include listening to music together, reading, playing cards/board games, reminiscing, working together on a project, going out for a walk/drive, going out for coffee/lunch, driving to a local area of interest or simply having a chat.

The Opportunity

The role would suit someone over the age of 18 who is a good listener and can commit to at least one hour a week for a social visit to an elderly person.  A driver's licence and access to a comprehensively insured car is an advantage but no essential.  Willingness to have vaccines is encouraged but not mandatory.

The Impact

Community visits have an important impact on the elderly person’s life: enhancing their sense of wellbeing, supporting good physical and mental health, promoting healthy ageing and making them more resilient to life’s knocks and challenges.

You’ll also brighten your own life: gaining satisfaction, enjoyment and personal development through your visits. Red Cross will ensure you have training, ongoing support and access to other opportunities within the World’s largest humanitarian network.

For more information, please see the Volunteer Role Description Download File VRD - Community Visitors Scheme volunteer Central Coast.pdf or call Kelly Naylor 0408 906 852

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

 
 

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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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