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Do you have a few hours per week to share a laugh with Cathy? | Blackburn Sth

Uniting (Victoria And Tasmania)
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If you’re interested in connecting with older people who are socially isolated, we’d love to hear from you! We’re looking for Volunteers who are creative thinkers and committed to supporting people live their best lives. Volunteers who can support older people with their goals around staying independent, healthy and connected to their community.

You may be interested in a connection with Cathy*, who describes herself as friendly, easy going, happy and someone who generally likes a laugh. Cathy enjoys crocheting rugs, doing word puzzles, keeping up to date with current affairs and watching news and cooking shows. In the past she was an avid gardener.

Connecting with *Cathy may involve visiting him at home, having a chat over the phone, meeting up for a coffee and/or sharing a skill. It might involve checking out what’s on offer at a local neighbourhood centre, library or an activity of interest. We offer opportunities in skill and knowledge development, as well as ongoing support and mentoring.

As a Uniting Volunteer you’ll be able to access our online learning library with over 200 courses on offer. Good communication skills and the ability to work independently are a must. Having a driver’s licence/access to own vehicle is highly desired but not essential We value diversity in lived experience, language, skills and abilities.

If you are interested in more information about Volunteering in our Social Support Program, connecting to Cathy or another older person in your area, please phone 13 93 75 and quote VM-E-06 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.

It is a condition of engagement that all eligible workforce in Victoria receive the COVID-19 vaccination and supporting evidence may be requested in order to perform duties at any of Uniting’s workplaces.

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.