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Work Type: Casual
Classification: Sports / Healthclub
Area: TAS-Other
Listed By: Private Advertiser
Time frame: ongoing (minimum 12 months)
Time commitment - Average 1 - 2 hours per week

The program
Having good social connections are essential for all aspects of health, especially as we age. Red Cross supports elderly residents of aged care homes to improve their wellbeing and social connection, We do this by matching volunteers with an older person who lives in aged care and has identified of being lonely and who doesn't have meaningful visitor from family or friends.
Red Cross social connection programs match those who are not in regular social contact with people with a caring and friendly volunteer. Other programs include home visits, social outings, and social phone calls.
The opportunity
This role suits someone over the age of 18 who is a good listener and can commit to one hour a 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. Visits away from the aged care facility are welcome if the resident and volunteer both are happy to do so.
The program allows for time off due to holidays and study requirements.
The impact
As a Community Visitor, you'll brighten the life of a lonely and isolated older person 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.
For more information, please see the volunteer role description or contact Chloe Gobbey
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.
Role Description - Volunteer Role Description - CVS.docx Advertised: 19 Dec 2017 Tasmania Daylight Time
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