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Group Coordinator

Organisation:

Care and Friendship Group

Category:

Companionship

Hours:

Both/Flexible

Locations:

Cromwell

The Care and Friendship group is a fortnightly social group for the elderly (average attendance approx 25 people). It is a light-hearted entertainment day that also has input from other community (eg schools, preschools, service groups, entertainers) to create interactive activities. The group does not run throughout the year, they do several blocks of time.

They are looking for a new coordinator to keep the group thriving into the future.

The role may involve the following tasks:

  • Coordinating activities and people who are interested in attending the sessions
  • Interacting with the elderly to ensure they gain maximum enjoyment from the session.
  • Assisting the elderly with practical issues such as manoeuvring them into a position so that they are able to see and appreciate the time as they wish, and ensuring that their needs are met.
  • Practical assistance such as preparing food and delivering morning tea/lunch etc., moving furniture to prepare the room and returning it after, general tidying up.
  • Assisting with transporting participants to and from the event.

They hope volunteers will gain satisfaction from filling a vital gap in the needs of the Cromwell community and gain knowledge of and empathy for the struggles of others.

Requirements

  • 18+ years and may be required to undergo a police check.
  • Drivers licence and access to own vehicle for driver roles.
  • Volunteers should also feel comfortable chatting to others, be polite, respectful and empathetic.
  • Financial and IT skills.
  • Experience or knowledge of social service agencies is helpful.

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment

Sessions are run as a block of fortnightly sessions several times a year. Ideally volunteers would be able to commit to assisting with at least one block.

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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