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[IGC] Volunteer, Community Visitor (East Melbourne, Richmond, VIC)

Miss having a yarn with your grandparents? Learn from those wiser, and volunteer to visit the young at heart and keep them connected to the communities they love. No doubt you’ll develop a soft spot for adorable seniors and be able to simultaneously brighten their day!We’re looking for volunteers from East Melbourne, Richmond, and surrounds to help keep seniors socially connected with their already vibrant local communities and live bolder lives!The role:Laugh, chat, and give purpose to someone’s life through fun, friendly social visits to a senior client in their own home, offering a listening ear or a helping hand for easy tasks around their home or garden.Help a senior connect to their community by ensuring reliable and safe transport, accompanying them to exciting events and outings.Share your interests and hobbies, be it cards, crafting, or cooking, and make a difference in someone’s life!Work Perks (the good stuff!):Meet new people, make new friends, hear and share exciting storiesSpend quality time enjoying new and exciting social and cultural experiencesCreate meaningful experiences where you know you are making a positive impact in the local community every dayImprove employment prospectsFeel part of the team with an invite to attend virtual volunteer catchupsReceive our volunteer newsletters showcasing our latest stories and eventsTruly flexible and supportive work environment – we walk the talkBe part of an award-winning, non-profit community organizationWhat does our ideal volunteer look like?Able and willing to travel to clients in the community or their homesThrives on helping others, and energised by interacting and engaging with peopleExhibits a natural curiosity and appetite for learningEnjoys going out and being part of a greater communityCompassionate, patient, observant and a good listenerEmbodies a friendly and cheerful volunteer spiritReady to smash stereotypes around agingOperates with integrity, open-mindedness and respect, ensuring the privacy, confidentiality, and dignity of our clients is maintained at all timesComfortable using technology (including smartphones and computers) and basic applicationsFlexible availability over a three to six-month commitmentWhat to bring:Demonstrated ability to provide a client-focused serviceBe compassionate, patient, observant, and a good listenerBe willing to undergo a free national police check Open to getting Covid vaccinations and provide valid evidenceFor brownie points:Previous experience working with, or volunteering with seniorsHave a current unrestricted Driver's Licence and a registered insured vehicleBe a safe and confident driver with a good driving historyThink age is just a number? You’re one of us!Time commitment:1 hour a week/fortnight over a minimum of 6 monthsAbout usIn Great Company is a volunteer program designed to connect seniors in need of social connection and support with caring, friendly, reliable, and enthusiastic volunteers. This program was born out of a need for a service that creates a real difference in the lives of people and those volunteering their time to give back.If you’re motivated to contribute positively to your community then we would love to hear from you!Position description - Volunteer Visitor 5 AUD Richmond 3121
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