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Volunteer Visitor


Age Concern Otago






Dunedin, Oamaru, Mosgiel

Age Concern Otago promotes the wellbeing, rights and respect of older persons over 65. They are active and vocal on relevant issues and work to ensure older people stay connected with the community. Do you enjoy speaking with people and making new friends?

  • Age Concern is looking for volunteers who would like to support socially isolated elderly people in our communities by making regular visits to them at home

  • A regular visit is something to look forward to, and makes a real difference to the health and happiness of an older person in need of friendship and companionship

  • Volunteer Visitors come from a wide range of backgrounds and age groups, and Age Concern is committed to ensuring that volunteer vistors have a rewarding, safe, and enjoyable experience

  • If you decide to volunteer, you'll be matched with an older person who you have some things in common with, and regular visits will be set up at a time and frequency that suits you both

Volunteer Visitors can be certain that you are contributing to the health, wellbeing, dignity and care of older persons in our communities, by providing visiting support to those who need them most.


To volunteer, you need to be:

  • 18 years of age or over
  • A NZ citizen or permanent resident
  • Available to visit for at least 6 months
  • Age Concern provides basic training and orientation for volunteers
  • Ongoing support via meetings, emails, phone calls and newsletters provided

Locations Include: Dunedin, Mosgiel and surrounding areas, as far as Palmerston and Balclutha. Oamaru and the wider Waitaki District. Alexandra, Cromwell, Roxburgh, Wanaka. The visiting takes place in the client's home. They are searching for people in Mosgiel at this moment!

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment

  • 1 hour per week/as approriate for the older person
  • 7-12 month commitment is preferred if possible

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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