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Aurous Limited - Community Visiting Service
You can volunteer from the comfort of your own home while making a genuine difference to someone’s quality of life.
Isolation and loneliness are two of the biggest problems facing individuals and communities, especially in our aging population. Research shows that people who maintain social relationships live longer, healthier and more fulfilled lives. We need you to share your interests, your enthusiasm and your life with someone who may just need a friendly face and ear. As little as half an hour a week can make a significant difference to someone’s life.
Aurous aims to enrich the quality of life of seniors, who may be socially isolated or lonely, whether it be for social or cultural reasons, to disability, or simply an effect of aging. The program is federally funded and works to connect socially isolated seniors with volunteers for regular social interaction. The only cost to you will be a little time.
Aurous' CVS program is proudly offering services to a diverse range of clientele and have recently included multicultural, LGBTI and ATSI coordinators and volunteers.
Very little training is needed, but we will provide full training in how to Skype, what to talk about and how to be an effective part of the Digital Community Visitors team.
Don't forget - once you've applied through this website you'll receive an email asking you to book an interview. Please scroll down to follow the instructions laid out in that email or contact us if you have any issues. We're happy to help with anything you need to join our awesome volunteer family.
We are looking for volunteer visitors who have the following qualities:
a. Well presented
b. Reliable- able to commit for at least 12 months
c. Good communication and listening skills
d. Able to engage in small talk and conversation starters
e. Empathy and consideration for seniors
f. Over 18 years of age
g. An Australian Citizen or Permanent resident
h. Able to commit half an hour a week or one hour a fortnight
i. Able to supply two personal references (non-relatives)
Can you help us in the fight against loneliness and social isolation?
* May be arranged by the organisation. Details will be provided after you express your interest.
30 mins per week or 1 hour per fortnight. Days and times will be agreed between volunteer and senior participant.
Online Training and Induction