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Aged Care Support Volunteer

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Your time and dedication to this role will reduce the social isolation and loneliness that many residents may be experiencing as a result of COVID-19.  The impact your contribution will make to the lives of aged care residents and the RACF workforce is immeasurable. You can make a real difference.

Regular visits from volunteers can help improve quality of life and reduce isolation, such as:

  • Improve self-esteem and wellbeing
  • Diminish feelings of depression and anxiety
  • Maintain and increase independence and sense of belonging
  • Reduce feeling of loneliness and isolation
  • Maintain good emotional and physical health
  • Increase longevity and increase sense of purpose
  • Develop social connections

You may be asked to assist with:

  • leisure activities (e.g. reading, music)
  • access to and supervision in outdoor spaces or the community
  • physical activity and exercise
  • companionship, conversation and social engagement
  • mobilising support in aid of above activities
  • culturally specific and individually appropriate support to enhance residents’ wellbeing
  • administration support such as answering phones, internal message running,
  • restocking personal protective equipment (PPE) Help bring the joy of friendship and companionship to older Australians.