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!
Carrie* enjoys bingo, going to the gym, reading (history, romance & adventure) and listening to music. Carrie* would like to be accompanied by a volunteer on outings in her local community to go for walks and visit local cafés. Visits may also involve coffee and lively conversation at her home. An affinity for dogs is a must!
The best suited to support Carrie* will be Russian speaking (non-Russian speakers welcome to apply!) positive, cheery, friendly, understanding and thoughtful. You will also have the ability to support Carrie* to achieve her social goals and creatively reconnect with her interests and passions. Practical communication skills and a willingness to share both home and community based outings are essential.
Your own vehicle will be required to transport Carrie* on community-based outings. Valid driver’s 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 RX-W-09. **Please note that visits will take place in line with Uniting and Covid safe guidelines.
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.