Do you speak Italian or German? Have you wanted to give back to the community through volunteering but unable to find the time? Can you give just 1-2hrs per fortnight to offer friendship and companionship to an elderly resident? If this sounds like something you can offer please read on...
Diversicare is funded to provide a volunteer visiting program – the Community Visitors Scheme (CVS).
The Diversicare Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) engages volunteers to make regular visits to older peoples living in residential facilities who are socially isolated or are at risk of social isolation or loneliness. Diversicare CVS is currently seeking volunteers to visit elderly people in residential homes located within the Forest Lake region who would benefit from ongoing friendship. Volunteering as a community visitor can be a rewarding experience. By forging a friendship with an older person, volunteers have a chance to make a positive difference in their life – as well as their own. Mandatory requirements are:
• You need to be warm, caring and reliable • Be able to commit to at least 1hr visit per fortnight • Have a current and satisfactory Police Check or the ability to obtain one. • Be able to supply referees
To register your interest in volunteering please apply below.