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Italian-speaking volunteer wanted (non-Italian speaking volunteers also welcome to apply!) | Chirnside Park

Uniting (Victoria And Tasmania)
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Uniting Social Support Program keeps people connected to the community to support them to live a happy and healthy life.

Mark loves to learn new things and describes himself as resourceful, inquisitive, witty and talkative. He enjoys gardening, watching movies, current affairs, playing cards (Scopa) and shopping. Mark seeks an Italian-speaking male volunteer (non Italian speaking applicants also welcome to apply!) who is outgoing, positive, chatty, patient and enjoys playing Scopa (or is open to learning to play!).

You'll play an active role in supporting Mark to reconnect with his interests and community. Visits may include playing Scopa (Italian card game), walking around the shops and stopping to have some refreshments at a local café. Support Mark’s participation in his community by accompanying him to lunch and men’s groups of interest. You will hold a valid Australian driver’s license and have access to a car that you will be prepared to transport Mark in during visits. The confidence to work independently is a must.

As a valued member of the Social Support Team, you will have access to ongoing training and development, opportunities to meet new people and develop new skills. You'll be supported by a dedicated volunteer coordinator who will assist you throughout your volunteer journey. Volunteer to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice to make an impact in your community. Interested? For further information, please contact 13 93 75 and quote PD-E-08. Please note that visits will take place in line with Uniting and COVID-19 safe guidelines. *Name changed for 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.