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Cross stitch, reading, jigsaw puzzles! | Social Support | Hoppers Crossing

Uniting (Victoria And Tasmania)
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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!

Joan* enjoys cross stitch, reading, and jigsaw puzzles! She lives in Hoppers Crossing and is looking for a volunteer to support her to achieve her social goals. Joan* is looking for a vibrant, engaging volunteer with an ability to talk on any number of topics. A shared interest in cross stitch would be beneficial.

The role will involve providing fortnightly visits to Joan* at her home to share refreshments, lively conversation and possibly her interest in cross stitch. A love of dogs is a must! Well-developed communication skills and the skills and confidence to work independently are essential. 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 RM-W-08. **Please note that visits will take place in line with Uniting and Covid safe guidelines.

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, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

Uniting is also 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.