Uniting Victoria and Tasmania - Volunteer Hub


Current Opportunities - Do you love art? | Social Support | Pakenham

 

Do you love art? | Social Support | Pakenham

During these challenging times we need volunteers more than ever, to support isolated people in our community to feel socially connected again. If you’re a ‘people person’ and would like to make a difference to the life of someone who is socially isolated we would love to hear from you!

Jane* loves AFL, music, concerts and movies, and seeks a positive, inspiring volunteer with a good sense of humour to support her to achieve her social goals. Practical communication skills and a willingness to provide both community and home-based visits are essential. Visits may include going out for coffee, lunch or to see a movie. Your own vehicle and valid drivers license will be required to transport Jane* on outings. An affinity for cats is a must!

 Interested? For further information, please contact 13 93 75 and quote OK-S-08.

*Please note that during COVID-19 this role will commence over the phone, which will enable you to establish rapport and connection with Jane and enable her to stay connected to the community.

*Participant's name has been altered to maintain her privacy.

 

 

Location:  

 Pakenham VIC

Type of work:

 Companionship & Social Support, Driving &   Transportation, Seniors & Aged Care

Suitable for:  

 Centrelink Volunteers

Commitment:

 Regular - more than 6 months

Training:

 Induction, ongoing supervision, and   opportunities for   professional development.

Time required:

 Once a week on any afternoon except Tuesday.

Requirements:

  • Driver's Licence (C)
  • National Police Certificate
  • Working with Children Check

 


Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability

Qualifications Required

  • National Police Check Must be at least Completed
  • Working with Children or Vulnerable People check Must be at least Completed

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday Afternoon
  • Wednesday Afternoon
  • Thursday Afternoon
  • Friday Afternoon
  • Saturday Afternoon
  • Sunday Afternoon