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Many elderly Australians in aged care homes are socially isolated from the community. QCCN is looking for people with big hearts to visit these senior citizens and reconnect them with the community. It only takes an hour a fortnight and all you have to do is be a friend.
Residents enjoy the social visits of our volunteers. You will be matched one-on-one with a resident who has been identified as socially isolated, or at risk of becoming so. Volunteers enjoy a coffee and chat, or perhaps a board game with their new friend, and through ongoing visits create a wonderful new friendship for someone in need.
This resident in care is female and aged 91 years. She would greatly benefit from one-on-one interaction with a mature age Community Visitor who is able to visit her on a regular fortnightly basis for friendship. Sadly this resident is blind, and cannot participate in any of the facility programs/activities. Her hobbies and interests include trivia, Australian country stories, music and enjoys having a good conversation with someone who enjoys chatting also. Visits are able to take place any day in the morning, except Thursdays.
This resident would benefit from a volunteer who is patient and understanding and looking to provide additional social outreach to someone who is socially isolated. Visits can be made either day/night. QCCN are excited to invite applications from volunteers who fit the criteria for this placement.
This resident does have diagnosed mild cognitive decline, so a volunteer with an understanding of communicating with someone with memory loss would be an ideal fit for this role.
This aged care home has wonderful supportive staff who will assist you to make sure your volunteer journey is a successful and enjoyable experience. They will be with you throughout the process for support and guidance.
IMPORTANT: This aged care facility requires that all volunteers have had at least their first COVID-19 vaccination.
It is important to note that from 30th May 2021, all visitors to aged care facilities in Australia (including staff, family and volunteers) must have a Flu Vaccination with evidence to be provided to aged care facility upon each visit. This requirement has been handed down by the Federal Government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We’re a small not for profit aiming to do big things! It’s our goal to try to eliminate the elderly feeling secluded whilst in residential care. To do this, we connect volunteers with the elderly so they can develop long lasting, meaningful friendships. We'd love to have you join our team if this is the kind of role you are looking for within the community!