Anne* lives in Pakenham and has an interest in watching Greek TV, cooking, socialising with family and friends, reading Greek books and going for walks. She'd like to be connected to a volunteer to share walks and visits to local shops and cafes.
The best suited to support Anne will be Greek speaking, positive, motivating, patient and understanding, with an ability to chat on any number of topics. You'll also have the ability to support Anne to achieve her social goals and creatively reconnect her with her interests and passions, including knitting and socialising in her local community.
Practical communication skills and a willingness to share community-based visits are essential. Your own vehicle will be required to transport Anne* on outings. Valid Victorian drivers license necessary. The skills and confidence to work independently are a must. This rewarding role will enable you to make a valuable contribution to your community and the social wellbeing of another person. Induction, ongoing supervision and opportunities for professional development provided.
*Participant's name has been altered to maintain her privacy. Interested? For further information, please contact 13 93 75 and quote ES-S-07.
**Please note that during COVID-19 all volunteers will commence their volunteer role over the phone. This will enable you to establish rapport and connection with your client and allow our elderly clients to feel connected to the community. Once restrictions have eased, the team leaders will introduce youto your client and face to face visits will commence.
Uniting is committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability
Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, volunteering with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and Working With Children Check (in Victoria) and/or Working With Vulnerable People Check (in Tasmania) prior to commencement in any service or undertaking.