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Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme Volunteer- Great Southern

Australian Red Cross

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  • Ongoing position
  • Commit minimum of one hour per fortnight
  • Age requirement - 18+ years of age

The Program

Having good social connections are essential for all aspects of health and wellbeing, especially as we age. Red Cross supports older people who live alone or have few social connections to assist to improve their wellbeing.

The Opportunity

Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme (ACVVS) volunteers make regular social visits and provide companionship and friendship to residents of aged care facilities or older people living in their own homes.

Volunteers are matched one-on-one with a participant or run small groups in aged care facilities with residents who share a common interest. As a Community Visitor you may learn new skills and make a connection that enriches your life as well as that of the person you visit. The visits are relaxed and social in nature where you might chat together, reminisce, listen to music or play cards or board games.

The Impact

As an ACVVS volunteer, you will brighten the life of someone suffering vulnerability by offering them company and friendship. Red Cross will ensure you have training, ongoing support and access to other opportunities within the world's largest humanitarian network.

Red Cross strives to create a safe and inclusive culture with wellbeing at its centre. We embrace diversity and welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people with different lived experiences, abilities, gender, ethnicity, age, and sexual orientation. We are a child safe organisation with zero tolerance of any harm to children. Our vision is to be trusted as the leading humanitarian organisation making a genuine difference in the lives of people and communities.

Thank you for considering volunteering at Red Cross. We also have great career opportunities.