As a Community Visitor you will visit with the Dutch gentleman at the Aged Care home in Thornlands. Regular fortnightly visits provide the recipient with valuable friendship. During your visits you can get to know each other through having a chat.
Our resident is a very friendly gentleman and enjoys having a chat, especially in his native language - Dutch! He has a great love of animals. He has been in Australia approximately 30 years and whilst his English is very good, it would be great for him to converse with someone in his native language - Dutch!
Through this regular one-to-one visiting great friendships can be formed. These visits from a Community Visitor can help to improve the quality of life of the older person and help them to feel less socially isolated.
Volunteering as a Community Visitor can be a very rewarding experience. By becoming a friend to an older person, you can make a positive difference to their lives as well as your own.
- An important note - A requirement issued by the Federal Government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, is that ALL visitors to aged care facilities in Australia must have a current Flu Vaccination with evidence to be provided to Wynnum Baptist Community Visitor and the Aged Care facility.
** Covid Vaccine - although not mandatory at this stage for Community Visitors, it is highly recommended for anyone entering Aged Care facilities.