Serve in Many Rooms Living Room
‘The Living Room – Community Visitors Scheme’ plays a vital role in providing friendship and companionship for older Australians living in Aged Care Facilities, or in their own homes and receiving (or waitlisted for) a home care package. Many Rooms is one of several community organisations funded by the Australian Government to deliver this initiative. Through this service, we aim to enrich the quality of life of older people living in our communities by joyfully sharing God’s love.
We are currently seeking volunteers who can commit to building an ongoing friendship with an older person, who may be lonely and isolated for the minimum of a year. Fortnightly visits are spent doing the things that the older person enjoys most—such as reading, listening to music, watching a favourite TV show or just chatting and reminiscing. Activities may also extend to going for a walk or an outing, subject to the health and mobility of the person being visited.
To make things easier for our volunteers, we match them with a care recipient in a similar location, with similar interests – we are available to volunteers and care recipients from around City on a Hill locations, including; Geelong and the Surf Coast (Barwon South), Metro Melbourne (East, West, South and North regions) and Brisbane (North and South regions). We are looking to expand in the future to the Gold Coast and Wollongong, NSW.