Uniting SA - Port Adelaide

Resident Companion - various locations

The resident companion volunteer will liaise with the Leisure and Lifestyle Team to provide one to one support and companionship to residents who have been identified to be socially isolated to maintain and enhance the emotional and social-wellbeing of residents based on their individual needs, interests and cultural backgrounds.

Locations:  Semaphore Park, Grange, Seaton, West Lakes, Salisbury North 

Days & Times:  Monday to Friday (negotiable) - 10:00 am to 4:30 pm - Centrelink requirements can be met


  • Establish rapport with the resident through actively listening to them talk about topics of their interest
  • Initiate and lead conversation based on residents individual interests
  • Provide emotional support and reassurance to residents as required
  • Engage in an individual activity of interest to the resident if they choose
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality in relation to the residents at all times
  • Communicate respectfully at all times with residents, visitors, staff and other volunteers
  • Establish rapport and maintain positive relationships with residents 



  • Clear communication skills Ability to initiate and maintain a conversation
  • Empathy towards others


  • Experience communicating with older people and their individual needs
  • A knowledge and understanding of dementia

Other Requirements:

  • National Police Check
  • NDIS Clearance
  • Covid-19 vaccinations

Contact:  Renee Farrell - 0459 858 620