Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme - NVSA

Community Visitor - Northern Suburbs

If you are interested in providing and building a one on one friendship with a lonely or socially isolated Aged Care resident then the Community Visitor Scheme is the role that will benefit both you and the resident.

Requirements: Volunteers must be reliable and enjoy working with the elderly, frail and cognitive impaired.  Weeks days Monday to Friday for up to 1 hour per visit (days/time negotiable).

Various suburbs: Para Hills, Ingle Farm, Salisbury, Craigmore, Elizabeth, Gawler, Willaston, Smithfield, Walkley Heights.

Responsibilities, duties and personal attributes: Female and male visitors required. Visitors are matched to the resident.

  • To visit and converse on a regular basis to residential clients to enhance their quality of life, via shared activities
  • Listening, reading, sharing experiences, stories, playing cards, games, music etc
  • Provide access to the Aged Care facility via - garden visits, walks or having a cup of coffee

Additional requirements:

  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality and discretion
  • Driving licence preferable but not necessary
  • Good communication skills, language, reading, patience etc
  • Undergo a National Police check (at no cost to the volunteer)

Please note: Not suitable for 15 hours Centrelink requirements