Brighten Someone's Day - Rural Waikato

Cambridge, Morrinsville, Te Awamutu, Huntly

Read some of our volunteers' feedback " I was very overwhelmed before Christmas when my client and her husband informed me that I'm not just their weekly visitor. I'm their friend who they care very much about and love having me in their life."
There are a growing number of older people who are lonely or socially isolated. In this role volunteers engage and interact with an older person from within their community. This a wonderful opportunity to share life stories, experiences and develop friendships. Our volunteers come from all walks of life but what they have in common is warmth, friendliness and a desire to make a difference in the life of an older person.

By participating in this volunteering opportunity you are helping achieve the following United Nations Sustainability Goals ;
Goal 3 - Good health and wellbeing
Goal 10 - Reduced inequalities

Requirements:

Friendly, trustworthy, reliable, excellent spoken English communication skills, enjoy talking to older people, good listening skills.
You must be over 18 to apply for this role. PLEASE NOTE: This role is not suitable for someone seeking work experience, as a reference would not be able to be provided by either the organisation or the older person. Time is a precious gift to give

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment:

An hour a week on a regular basis suitable to volunteer and client.

Getting started:
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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