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Role of the month: July

Each month, In Great Company highlights a role that could help make someone's life better – whether it's through community visits, regular phone calls, or working behind the scenes, we need you to ensure that everyone has someone to rely on.

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 all down the East Coast from Wide Bay to Tasmania 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 over a six month period 

Where we need friendly visitors most: 

QLD 

  • Bundaberg 

  • Toowoomba 

  • Sunshine Coast 

  • Torquay 

  • Gold Coast 

NSW 

  • Grafton 

  • Lake Cathie 

  • Bluey's Beach 

  • Bonny Hills 

  • Port Macquarie 

  • Moorland 

  • Tweed Heads 

  • Suffolk Park 

  • Ballina 

VIC 

  • Bendigo 

  • Ballarat 

  • Maryborough 

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. We are proud to be an inclusive organisation, embracing all people, regardless of ethnicity, culture, gender, identity, sexual orientation or disability. 

Young man and senior man fishing

Want to get involved?

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