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Volunteer, Residential Village Visitor (Bangalow, NSW)
Australia - NSW, Coffs Harbour & North Coast
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  • Enjoy spending time with the young at heart
  • Befriend and spend quality time with a lonely senior in the 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. No doubt you’ll develop a soft spot for adorable seniors and be able to simultaneously brighten their day!

We’re looking for volunteers to visit our residential villages at Bangalow, NSW to help keep seniors socially connected and live bolder lives!

The role:

  • Laugh, chat and give purpose to someone’s life through fun, friendly social visits, or if comfortable, providing reliable and safe transport out of the village for day trips and appointments.
  • Share your interests and hobbies, be it cards, crafting, or cooking, and make a difference in someone’s life!

Work Perks (the good stuff!):

  • Meet new people, make new friends, hear and share exciting stories
  • Spend quality time enjoying new and exciting social and cultural experiences
  • Create meaningful experiences where you know you are making a positive impact in the local community every day
  • Improve employment prospects
  • Truly flexible and supportive work environment – we walk the talk
  • Be part of an award-winning, non-profit community organization

What does our ideal volunteer look like?

  • 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 about aging
  • Operates with integrity, open-mindedness, and respect, ensuring the privacy, confidentiality, and dignity of our clients is maintained at all times
  • 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 the flu and Covid vaccinations, and provide valid evidence

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 and NDIS screening check
  • Open to getting the flu and Covid vaccinations, and provide valid evidence

 For brownie points:

  • Have a current unrestricted Driver's Licence and a registered insured vehicle
  • Be a safe and confident driver with a good driving history
  • Previous experience driving a minibus
  • Barista training
  • Think age is just a number? You’re one of us

Time commitment:

  • Our recommended time commitment is flexible over a minimum of 3+ months.

About us

In Great Company is a volunteer program designed to connect seniors in need of social connection and support with caring, friendly, reliable, and enthusiastic volunteers. This program was born out of a need for a service that creates a real difference in the lives of people and those volunteering their time to give back.

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

Young man and senior man fishing

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