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Friendly Visitor to an Elderly person

  • Location: Epping VIC
  • Category: Seniors & Aged Care
  • Type of work
    • Companionship & Social Support
    • Seniors & Aged Care
  • Duration

    Ongoing commitment

  • Time Required

    At least once a week, by mutual convenience, any day of the week/fortnight.

  • Training

    Induction Training Optional training offered each year

  • Requirements
    • National Police Certificate *

    Police Check and
    2 x Referee checks conducted by organisation.

    * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

  • Reimbursement

    capped mileage reimbursement if required

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an auspice of the Community Visitors Scheme (CVS), funded by the Australian Government. Our Volunteers visit recipients in Aged Care homes in NSW & VIC either one-to-one or as a group and provide companionship and friendship and reduce the effects of isolation. In some areas, CVS volunteers may visit older people in their own home.

We have a lady in Epping living in her own home who is looking for someone to come and join her for a coffee and chat.

Volunteer visitors may share stories, go for a stroll, listen to music or play a game. As a CVS volunteer you play a vital role in improving the quality of life of the person through ongoing companionship.

Skills required
Warmth, a caring attitude, empathy, good English communication skills however volunteers with other languages willing to be matched to same language very welcome. Reliability and a willingness to commit to at least fortnightly visits for a minimum of 12 months is important.
A VERY REWARDING ROLE!
Training
Induction training provided before commencement at your own pace and in the comfort of your home either in a workbook format or online.


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