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Provide social support and companionship to a senior client of genU (aged 65 and above).

The Role:

Volunteers are matched to an elderly person in their local area, who is feeling isolated. isolation. Isolation is not an uncommon feeling in the elderly community. This can be due to an individual living alone, and/or having experienced the loss of family or friends. Or possessing chronic conditions – such as hearing or vision impairment. At times, transport to the local community in your vehicle is required.

About you:

  • Aged 25 years and over.
  • Enjoy spending time with an older person.
  • Wanting to break out of your comfort zone
  • Have excellent story-sharing, empathy and listening skills.
  • Are dependable, confident, and able to work independently.
  • Have your own car, comprehensive insurance and a full Australian rivers licence.

For you:

We invest in our volunteers. Through participation in our program you will improve your:

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communication skills – verbal and written.
  • Active Listening
  • Critical thinking
  • Self-awareness
  • Independence/Initiative
  • Real-world understanding of age-related health conditions, and communication tips.
  • Help elevate your resume when applying for future roles.
  • Ongoing support and training.
  • Welcomed into genU’s friendly and inclusive workplace.

These skills are valuable not only in the context of volunteering, but also in personal and professional settings.

Time Commitment:

Two (2) hours per week between 9:am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday. Hours are flexible and arranged to suit your lifestyle and commitments.

If you are studying a health and human services related course or a wishing to make a difference in your local community, we want to hear from you.

Want to know more?

If you would like to know more or want to say hello, contact the genU Volunteers Office on 03 5282 0038.

Alternatively you can also submit an application to volunteer by visiting www.genu.org.au/careers/volunteering

To apply for this job email your details to volunteers@genu.org.au