Uniting Victoria and Tasmania - Volunteer Hub

Current Opportunities - Cooking, fashion, shoes, makeup and beauty? | Social Support | Alphington

Uniting Social Support Program keeps people connected to the community to support them to live a happy and healthy life. The program assists people to keep doing the things they love. Whatever ‘living life to the fullest’ looks like for them, we help to make it happen.

Paula* is interested in cooking, fashion, shoes, makeup and beauty. Paula also enjoys going on walks and visiting cafes. Uniting is seeking a volunteer with similar interests, a kind and calm nature, and effective communication skills to assist Paula* to reconnect with her community and interests. 

You'll need the ability to reconnect Paula* to her interests, including singing and dance. Be willing to share weekly/fortnightly visits with Paula* at her home or to share a coffee/social activity within the community. You will hold a valid Australian driver’s license and have access to a car that you will be prepared to transport Paula* in during visits. Practical communication skills and confidence to work independently are a must. Experience in the area of mental health will be highly regarded.

Induction, ongoing supervision and opportunities for professional development provided.


If you are interested in this role please contact us by calling 139375 and quoting AA-N-07.


Please be aware that visits with take place in line with Uniting and COVID safe guidelines. 

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

  • Location: Aplington 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 provided

Time required

Weekly/fortnightly, flexible day and times.


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