Volunteer to visit and converse with a designated resident in an aged care facility on a one-to-one basis, at least once a fortnight or a minimum of 20 visits per year. Your visit will improve their quality of life through friendship and companionship. The volunteer will need to provide a record of visits to the co-ordinator every three months and inform the co-ordinator if experiencing any difficulties or accidents. The volunteer must be able to converse fluently with the resident in their native language.
IMPORTANT: To become a volunteer visitor, all applicants are required to complete an on-line Infection Control Training unit run by Australian Government and a CVS induction Training. To minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection, all visitors are required to have a current flu vaccination certificate, to perform a COVID-19 safe self- screen check on the date of their visit and to be screened by the aged care home on their arrival.
- make new friendships
- help brighten the day of an older member of your community