During these challenging times we need volunteers more than ever, to support isolated people in our community to feel socially connected again. If you’re a ‘people person’ and would like to make a difference to the life of someone who is socially isolated we would love to hear from you!
Uniting is seeking an Italian-speaking volunteer with an outgoing, positive, encouraging and patient demeanour to support Anita* to achieve her social support goals. Anita* is passionate about her garden, cooking, reading and watching the Italian TV station.
The selected applicant will also demonstrate the ability to creativity reconnect Anita with her interests including crochet and knitting. Visits will involve providing weekly visits to Anita* at her home as well as sharing a local outing to have coffee at a café. You'll be an effective communicator with the skills and confidence to work independently.
Valid Victorian drivers license necessary, and you must be prepared to utilise your own vehicle to transport Anita* on outings. Induction, ongoing supervision and opportunities for professional development provided.
Please note that during COVID-19 this role will commence over the phone, which will enable you to establish rapport and connection with Anita and enable her to stay connected to the community. **Participant's name has been altered to maintain her privacy. Interested? For further information, please contact 13 93 75 and quote FM-S-07.
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.