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Social Support | Burwood

Uniting Victoria and Tasmania
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The Boroondara Volunteer Resource Centre is advertising this role on behalf of Uniting (Vic & Tas)

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!

Anne enjoys reading, practicing her writing, a little gardening, watching TV and has an interest in politics. She'd be best suited to a patient and personable volunteer who can chat on any number of topics and have the ability to creatively reconnect Anne with her interest in sewing.

Practical communication skills and a willingness to share home and community based visits are essential. Visits may include visits at Anne's home and in the community to share coffee, lunch and conversation. You will have a valid driver’s license and your own car to transport Anne in during visits. The skills and confidence to work independently are a must. Induction, ongoing supervision and opportunities for professional development provided.

*Participant's name has been altered to maintain her privacy. Interested? **Please note that during COVID-19 visits will take place in line with Uniting and government 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.