Do you have an interest in and compassion for older people? We're recruiting volunteers who want to help seniors stay independent and actively connected with their community. Doncare's Social Support Program offers opportunities for older people to socialise with their peers. Social Support lunch Groups meet in cafes, hotels and RSL's in the city of Manningham and beyond. Volunteers may use their own car, comprehensively insured, or a Doncare car.
Duties are: -assist with social activities for older people -collect two or three clients from their homes, drive them to a venue, support them during the social activity and drive them home again
- provide practical support and encouragement to participants, enabling them to be actively involved in their chosen Social Support group
- support participants to maintain control of their own decision-making
- collect transport fees, food and drink payments
Lunch groups take place fortnightly on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and weekly on Saturdays. Volunteers choose which day they would like to assist with. Volunteers are not expected to perform any lifting, or assist clients with toileting.