If you would like to connect with older people who are socially isolated, we’d love to hear from you!
This volunteer role offers:
- An opportunity to gain experience in the aged care sector
- An opportunity to make a positive impact in your community and in the life of someone else
- Supervision and opportunities for learning and development
Joanne recently decided to take a break from full-time work. She always had a love for art and wanted to take some time during this period to explore her interest by studying part time. Joanne enjoyed returning to study, but found herself missing the sense of community that the workplace offered. Although taxing at times, Joanne found that she still missed the sense of purpose and contribution that employment brought.
Alongside her studies, Joanne looked into volunteer opportunities and has now been volunteering at the Uniting AgeWell Chadstone Centre for 4 months. Joanne has enjoyed the opportunity to meet other volunteers and staff and feels the art group she is facilitating brings a lot of joy to the clients attending. Joanne feels valued in her role and looks forward to attending each week. Joanne’s art tutor is impressed that she has sought an opportunity to apply her learnings whilst also making a valuable contribution to her community.
If you have an interest in supporting people 65+ to reconnect with their interests and community please apply!
We offer opportunities in skill and knowledge development, as well as ongoing support and mentoring. Good communications 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.
Please note this advert is based on the type of customers we support.
About Uniting AgeWell At Uniting AgeWell, our focus is on supporting older people to experience a sense of wellbeing, choice and independence in their lives, to feel valued members of their community and to have easy access to the community or residential services they need to live the life they want. With a range of services in many locations in Victoria and Tasmania, our 3,400 staff and 600 volunteer staff are committed to high quality services and care.
Uniting AgeWell provide a workplace culture based on the BEST philosophy – Believe, Excel, Support and Trust – underpinned by our values of Kindness, Respect, Integrity, Innovation and Inclusion, and our customer service charter and promise that shape and inform all that we do. More information can be found on the Uniting AgeWell website.