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MATEs Social Inclusion Volunteer - Mid North Coast

Employer: Australian Red Cross
Work Type/s: Volunteer
Classification/s: Aged Care & Seniors’ Rights, Care & Support Work, Community Development
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional NSW

Job posted on: 07 February, 2019.
Applications close: 28 February, 2019. (Expired)

  • Ongoing/flexible
  • 1-2 hrs per week/fortnight

The program

Having good social connections is essential for all aspects of health and wellbeing, especially as we age.

Red Cross supports elderly members of the community to be more independent, to improve their wellbeing and social connection, and to remain living in their local community. We do this by matching volunteers with an older person who lives at home and experiences social isolation or a small group setting.

Red Cross social connection programs match those who are not in regular social contact with people with a caring and friendly volunteer. These programs include home visits, social outings and group activities.

The opportunity

This role suits someone over the age of 18 who is a good listener. If you can commit to 1-2 hours a week/fortnight for a social visit to an elderly person where you might chat together, reminisce, listen to music, read the newspaper or play card games; this is the role for you.

The impact

As a social support volunteer, you’ll brighten the life of someone suffering vulnerability by offering them company and friendship. Red Cross will ensure you have training, ongoing support and access to other opportunities within the World’s largest humanitarian network.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information, please see the volunteer role description Download File MATEs Volunteer Role Description - Kempsey.pdf 

How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.