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Visiting Volunteer with the Enliven Visiting Volunteer Service


Presbyterian Support Otago







Presbyterian Support volunteers provide regular, ongoing contact and good company for people living alone, often providing a link to the community for those who are confined to their house. Social engagement and meaningful activity are essential to a healthy, happy life, no matter what your age is. We are looking for a volunteer who can visit people living in their own homes in Dunedin, Opoho, Maryhill, and Andersons Bay.

As an Enliven Visiting Volunteer you will be:

  • Visiting older people in their homes for a chat over a cup of tea
  • Playing a game of cards
  • Helping with shopping
  • Sharing in an outing
  • Providing regular, ongoing contact and good company for people living alone
  • Providing a link to the community for those who are confined to the house
  • The Visiting Volunteer Coordinator will match clients with a suitable volunteer - re interests/fit

Training provided:

  • All volunteers will receive appropriate training and supervision for their role
  • As you will be stepping into the 'Home' of and elderly person, Enliven take great care in choosing their volunteers

Why do volunteers choose this role?

  • You will enjoy making a difference in somebody's life whilst developing your own interpersonal skills
  • Get the opportunity to meet new people, establish new friendships & have fun
  • You will receive appropriate training and supervision for this role, and develop new knowledge and skills


  • All volunteers must complete a Police Check
  • All volunteers will be required to sign a Code of Conduct
  • A car would be beneficial but not a requirement
  • Volunteers need to have good balance, vision and hearing, and able to walk up to and around the home
  • Volunteers need to be able to get to and from their visits in their own car or use other transport
  • Someone who is friendly, reliable, trustworthy and has good communication skills
  • Someone who has a natural interest in older people, patient, caring and respectful attitude

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment

  • Commitment: 2 hours per week or fortnight.
  • When: Monday - Sunday at a time that suits you and the person you will visit

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.

Ref: 2607

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