We are looking for “Community Connector” Volunteers, within the Darebin and Moreland City Council area, who are: • Interested in connecting with older people and building a sense of community: • Able to organize and plan; • Willing to commit at least three hours per week over one year; and • Welcoming and friendly to all types of people. As a Community Connector, you will: • Support an older person to build sustainable and fulfilling connections in their community; • Research and identify potential social activities available; • Facilitate contact with social activity organisers; • Connect by phone, get-togethers via video, and in-person where possible; and • Connect with the opportunities presented by Uniting’s “The Sharing Tree” program, a neighbourhood points scheme that rewards older and younger people for helping each other out. As a Community Connector, you will benefit by: • Gaining a greater sense of community and belonging; • The satisfaction of being helpful to the community, sharing your skills, and making a positive difference in an older persons life; • Expanding your friendships and professional networks; • Gaining community development and facilitation experience; • Being part of a network of Community Connectors – sharing and learning; • Receiving attractive benefits through our volunteer reward system “The Sharing Tree”; • Being part of an innovative project, seeing it grow and develop; and • A greater sense of wellbeing, purpose, and meaning in your life.
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.