Uniting Victoria and Tasmania - Volunteer Hub

Current Opportunities - Chat-a-ring! Phone based social support in Footscray


Chat-a-ring! Phone based social support.

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!

This role involves sharing phone conversation with individuals who may benefit from social engagement, companionship and conversation. The ideal volunteer for this role will have effective communication skills, an ability to develop rapport and support individuals to achieve their social goals.

Conversation may involve discussing a topic or activity of interest such as crossword, trivia or current affairs. The skills and confidence to work independently are a must. Induction, ongoing supervision and opportunities for professional development provided.

The program operates from various locations across Melbourne, including Hoppers Crossing, Broadmeadows, Footscray, Mt Waverley, Pakenham and Mornington.

*Please note that during COVID-19 this role will commence remotely, with the view to moving back to one of the locations listed above once restrictions ease.

Interested? For further information, please Call 13 93 75 and quote CA-Chat-Metro.



Hoppers Crossing, Broadmeadows, Footscray, Mt Waverley, Pakenham and Mornington  VIC

Type of work:

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

Suitable for:  

 Centrelink Volunteers


 Regular - more than 6 months


 Induction, ongoing supervision, and   opportunities for   professional development.

Time required:

Once a week, on any weekday.


  • 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 - Morning, Afternoon
  • Tuesday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Wednesday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Thursday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Friday - Morning, Afternoon