Join the Care Army to help isolated older and vulnerable people

 

The Queensland Government's Care Army initiative is made up of everyday Queenslanders who want to help older people or vulnerable people living in the community who may not have friends, family or neighbours who are able to support them during the COVID-19 outbreak. It is being delivered through Volunteering Queensland’s Emergency Volunteering CREW program.

The primary focus of the Care Army is social connection and essential services such as the delivery of groceries and medicines for Queensland’s seniors and most vulnerable. This could be achieved through phone calls or video chats to check on the wellbeing of older and vulnerable Queenslanders and help reduce the impacts of social isolation. It could also involve the non-contact delivery of food, medication and essential items, driving people to appointments, mowing lawns, or similar chores.

The safety and health of Care Army volunteers and the safety, health and privacy of those they assist is of primary importance. Community organisations who work with Care Army volunteers are asked to ensure all necessary screenings, briefings and PPE are in place.

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