Having someone who is just willing to sit for an hour to talk, about gardening or football, goes a long way towards helping a socially isolated person feel cared about.You will be matched with an older person based on your location, gender and interests. Then regular visits are scheduled in an aged care facility. Some older people don’t have quality contact with friends or relatives. The Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) connects them with volunteers like you who, amongst other things, can: • Sit and chat about a wide variety of things of interest to that person • Watch a favourite television program with them • Work with them on a hobby • Play board games • Walk with them around the gardens • Read to them or listen to music with them • Help them write a letter • Be a good friend who visits regularly
Skills & Qualities: Interests or hobbies that can be shared with an older person. Strong social, relationship-building and conversational skills. Excellent communication skills and the ability to build rapport effectively. The motivation to make a difference in other people’s lives. A patient, friendly and mature attitude that includes respect, care and courtesy towards others. Ability to work with limited supervision and maintain professional boundaries.
Mandatory Requirements: Volunteer Mandatory Training – must complete prior to commencing your first volunteer shift. Department of Health’s COVID-19 training modules – must complete prior to commencing. National Police Certificate – undergo a national police check and we will coordinate and pay for this on your behalf. Current Flu Vaccination – must provide evidence of current 2020 flu vaccination from your GP or vaccination provider.