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Volunteer

Community visitor

Sacred Heart Mission is a local Melbourne charity focused on elevating disadvantage, social exclusion, and homelessness. Volunteering in our residential facility is a wonderful and engaging experience that directly support these goals and values, allowing for the support of those facing hardship to continue. Many residents have histories of experiencing homelessness or disadvantage, many with a range of complex needs, resulting from negative life experiences including the effects of poverty, exposure to trauma and social isolation, which necessitates a very different approach to service provision

Location:

South Melbourne and Port Melbourne

Responsibilities:

-Regularly visit an isolated resident (that you are matched with) in an Aged Care Facility in South Melbourne.

-Engage them in hobbies and activities which can range from reading the newspaper together through to making music or playing cards.

Please be aware that due to the isolation of some of the residents that their mental capacity can be quite varied. However we try to match people with common or similar interests.

Commitment:

Weekly/fortnightly, during Monday – Friday

Other:

Ability to speak Greek or Italian (bonus)

To apply:
As part of the application process we will ask you to agree to a confidentiality agreement, Code of Conduct and be willing to undergo a police check.

If your interested to learn more about the Mission prior to applying please come to one of our informative volunteer sessions. You can register for the sessions online through our website.

Apply now

Sacred Heart Mission respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate our services. We pay our respects to the ongoing living cultures of Aboriginal peoples, and to Elders past, present and future.
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