Friendly Visitor – COTA Visitors – friends for older people - Strathalbyn

COTA South Australia

The COTA Visitors volunteers:
-Visit a designated person.
-Provide friendship and companionship.
-Undertake activities that are appropriate for the individual - this may include, for example, reminiscing.


Role requirements:
-Knowledge of ageing.
-Enjoy reminiscing.
-Empathy for older people who wish to remain living independently at home within the community and for people who live in residential care homes, including people from different cultural backgrounds and who are from diverse communities.
-Respect for different lifestyles older people live.
-National Police Certificate.
-Flu Vaccination.



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  • Location: Strathalbyn SA
  • Category Seniors & Aged Care

Commitment

Regular - more than 6 months

Time Required

At least one hour fortnightly

Training

Successful completion of the COTA SA Community Visitors Scheme volunteer orientation.

Requirements

  • National Police Certificate *
  • Others

Please Note:
* During the Covid-19 pandemic, organisations should be providing all necessary Covid-19 safety protection measures for volunteers following the advice of both the State or Territory Governments and the Federal Government. Your safety and wellbeing is your priority. Familiarise yourself with the most up-to-date requirements and advice from the Australian and NT and SA State Governments.
* As each organisation provides different levels/types of insurance, volunteers are reminded to check with the organisation as to the type of insurance provided for volunteers (e.g. Volunteer Personal Accident Insurance).
* Best practice volunteer involvement recommends that a volunteer role should not be more than 15-16 hours per week.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

Reimbursement

As per the COTA SA volunteer policy, program guidelines and the related handbooks.

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