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Igc Companionship Program Volunteer

In Great Company - Mungindi, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
Befriend a lonely senior in your local community
Provide friendship and companionship to older people
Give a helping hand to those who need it the most

Miss having a yarn with your grandparents? Learn from those wiser, and volunteer to visit the young at heart and keep them connected to the communities they love. No doubt you’ll develop a soft spot for adorable seniors and be able to simultaneously brighten their day!

We’re looking for volunteers from the Gold Coast to Grafton (NSW) to help keep seniors socially connected with their already vibrant local communities and live bolder lives!

The roles:
Laugh, chat and give purpose to someone’s life through fun, friendly social virtual visits or 1-1 visits to a person in their own home OR;
Provide reliable and safe transport OR;
Accompany clients to exciting events and outings to sharing your interests and hobbies, be it cards, crafting or cars

What does our ideal volunteer look like?

Able and willing to travel to clients
Thrives on helping others
Energised by interacting and engaging with people
Ready to smash stereotypes around ageing
Flexible availability over a three to six-month commitment
Enjoy going out and being part of a greater community
Be compassionate, patient, observant and a good listener
Comfortable using technology (including smartphones and computers) and basic applications

Time commitment:
1 hour a week/fortnight over a six month period

Where we need friendly visitors most:

Gold Coast


Far North Coast (Tweed Heads, Byron Bay, Ballina to Grafton)

Work Perks (the good stuff!):
Meet new people, make new friends, hear and share exciting stories
Improve employment prospects
Spend quality time enjoying new and exciting social and cultural experiences
Feel part of the team with an invite to attend virtual monthly meetings
You’ll be backed by a training and development team committed to your continuous face-to-face and online learning
Knowing your efforts volunteering for an award-winning, not-for-profit organisation, support an essential community service
Truly flexible and supportive work environment - we walk the talk
Be part of an organisation who’s shaking up the aged care industry
Plus, meaningful experiences where you know you are making a positive impact in the local community every day

Variety is the spice of life - everyone is welcome and everyone matters at In Great Company and Feros Care. We are proud to be an inclusive organisation, embracing all people, regardless of ethnicity, culture, gender, identity, sexual orientation or disability.

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact The Team at In Great Company on 07 5669 0575, quoting Ref No. 939914.

Mungindi, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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