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Social visiting Volunteer for Residential Aged Care facility-with interest in knitting

Catholic Healthcare
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  • Provide social companionship through Knitting together 
  • Volunteering 1-2 hours per week or fortnight
  • Volunteer in business hours during the week and/or weekends

This volunteer role gives you the opportunity to brighten the life of an older person by visiting them in their home as part of the Community Visitors Scheme run by Catholic Healthcare. Specifically we are looking for someone interested in knitting with the person you volunteer with.

As a volunteer you will commit to visiting a client a least once a fortnight for around 1-2 hours.Visits are spent doing an enjoyable activity such as going for a short walk, catching up for a coffee/tea, crafting, knitting, watching TV, discussing shared interests and/or culture. When matching with a community member we try to keep in mind your interests and availability to try and ensure you both enjoy the visits as much as each other. Sharing your time and interests with an older community member will help enhance their mental,physical, and emotional well-being.

To be eligible to volunteer for this role you will need to be over 18 years of age, and a National Criminal Police Check will be completed by Catholic Healthcare as part of the volunteer induction process.