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Volunteer, Community Visitor (Maryborough, QLD)

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 Maryborough in Queensland to help keep seniors socially connected with their already vibrant local communities and live bolder lives!The role:Be a friend and spend some quality time with a senior living in the community. Offer a listening ear, be a companion for fun activities or a helping hand for easy tasks at home.Work Perks (the good stuff!):Meet new people, make new friends, hear and share exciting storiesImprove employment prospectsSpend quality time enjoying new and exciting social and cultural experiencesAccess to an employee assistance program (EAP) at times of needFeel part of the team with an invite to attend virtual volunteer catchupsReceive a volunteer newsletterBe part of an award-winning, non-profit community organizationTruly flexible and supportive work environment – we walk the talkPlus, meaningful experiences where you know you are making a positive impact in the local community every dayWhat 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 and 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 six month periodIf you’re motivated to contribute positively to your community then we would love to hear from you!Position Description_Volunteer Visitor 5 AUD Maryborough 4650
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