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Love visiting a cafe for a chat? This role might be for you! | Social Support | Glen Waverley

Uniting (Victoria And Tasmania)
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Uniting Social Support Program keeps people connected to the community to support people to live a happy and healthy life. The program assists people to keep doing the things they love. Whatever ‘living life to the fullest’ looks like for them, we help to make it happen.

Andrea describes herself as a social, outgoing caring person. She enjoys doing crosswords and puzzles, playing cards, watching TV and reading. In the past she loved sports especially tennis and golf. We are looking for an energetic respectful, and kind volunteer to help Andrea meet her social goals.

Initially a typical visit might include a fortnightly visit to a local café for coffee, cake, and a chat. Ideally you will be available weekdays, have a valid license and access to a car. You will use your skills to provide companionship, and support Andrea* Practical communication skills and confidence to work independently are a must.

As a valued member of the Social Support Team, you will have access to ongoing training and development opportunities, meet new people and develop new skills. You will have support from a dedicated volunteer coordinator who will assist you throughout your volunteer journey. You will be volunteering to inspire people, enliven communities and confronting injustice to make an impact in your community. If you are interested in this role, please 13 93 75 and quote MB-E-06. *Participant's name has been altered to maintain privacy.

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.