The Boroondara Volunteer Resource Centre is advertising this role on behalf of The Balwyn Evergreen Centre.
Can you spend some time with a socially isolated older person? You could go out for coffee or a meal together, or go shopping or perhaps walk the dog. No home duties or personal care required. Days and times can be varied to suit the volunteers availability.
We are seeking a warm and friendly volunteer with good listening and empathetic skills to visit an aged client and provide companionship and support through engaging conversations.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Spend time (1-2 hours) with a socially isolated older person
- Go out for coffee, meal, shopping, walk the dog etc (nb: no home duties or personal care)
Skills and Experience:
- Interest in people
- Assisting and helping a senior
Note: The role will be based at a fixed address, but involves travel between locations.