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Volunteer, Community Visitor (Maryborough, QLD)
Australia - QLD, Hervey Bay & Fraser Coast
  • Enjoy spending time with the young at heart
  • Befriend a lonely senior in your local community
  • Join a vibrant and growing organisation where everyone matters

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 Maryborough in Queensland to help keep seniors socially connected with their already vibrant local communities and live bolder lives!

The role:

Be a friend and spend some quality time with a senior living in the community. Offer a listening ear, be a companion for fun activities or a helping hand for easy tasks at home.

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
  • Access to an employee assistance program (EAP) at times of need
  • Feel part of the team with an invite to attend virtual volunteer catchups
  • Receive a volunteer newsletter
  • Be part of an award-winning, non-profit community organization
  • Truly flexible and supportive work environment – we walk the talk
  • Plus, meaningful experiences where you know you are making a positive impact in the local community every day

What does our ideal volunteer look like?

  • Able and willing to travel to clients in the community or their homes
  • Thrives on helping others, and energised by interacting and engaging with people
  • Exhibits a natural curiosity and appetite for learning
  • Enjoys going out and being part of a greater community
  • Compassionate, patient, observant, and a good listener
  • Embodies a friendly and cheerful volunteer spirit
  • Ready to smash stereotypes around aging
  • Operates with integrity, open-mindedness, and respect, ensuring the privacy, confidentiality, and dignity of our clients is maintained at all times
  • Comfortable using technology (including smartphones and computers) and basic applications
  • Flexible availability over a three to six-month commitment

What to bring:

  • Demonstrated ability to provide a client-focused service
  • Be compassionate, patient, observant, and a good listener
  • Be willing to undergo a free national police check 
  • Open to getting Covid vaccinations and provide valid evidence

For brownie points:

  • Previous experience working with, or volunteering with seniors
  • Have a current unrestricted Driver's Licence and a registered and insured vehicle
  • Be a safe and confident driver with a good driving history
  • Think age is just a number? You’re one of us!

Time commitment:

  • 1 hour a week/fortnight over a six month period

If you’re motivated to contribute positively to your community then we would love to hear from you!

Young man and senior man fishing

Want to get involved?

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