Volunteer, Community Visitor (Newcastle, NSW)


Miss having a yarn with your grandparents? Learn from those wiser, and volunteer to visit the young at heart and keep them connected to the communities they love. No doubt you’ll develop a soft spot for adorable seniors and be able to simultaneously brighten their day!We’re looking for volunteers from the Newcastle and surrounds to help keep seniors socially connected with their already vibrant local communities and live bolder lives!The role:Laugh, chat, and give purpose to someone’s life through fun, friendly social visits to a senior client in their own home, offering a listening ear or a helping hand for easy tasks around their home or garden.Help a senior connect to their community by ensuring reliable and safe transport, accompanying them to exciting events and outings.Share your interests and hobbies, be it cards, crafting, or cooking, and make a difference in someone’s life!Work Perks (the good stuff!):Meet new people, make new friends, hear and share exciting storiesSpend quality time enjoying new and exciting social and cultural experiencesCreate meaningful experiences where you know you are making a positive impact in the local community every dayImprove employment prospectsFeel part of the team with an invite to attend virtual volunteer catchupsReceive our volunteer newsletters showcasing our latest stories and eventsTruly flexible and supportive work environment – we walk the talkBe part of an award-winning, non-profit community organizationWhat does our ideal volunteer look like?Able and willing to travel to clients in the community or their homesThrives on helping others, and energised by interacting and engaging with peopleExhibits a natural curiosity and appetite for learningEnjoys going out and being part of a greater communityCompassionate, patient, observant and a good listenerEmbodies a friendly and cheerful volunteer spiritReady to smash stereotypes around agingOperates with integrity, open-mindedness and respect, ensuring the privacy, confidentiality, and dignity of our clients is maintained at all timesComfortable using technology (including smartphones and computers) and basic applicationsFlexible availability over a three to six-month commitmentFor brownie points:Previous experience working with, or volunteering with seniorsHave a current unrestricted Driver's Licence and a registered insured vehicleBe a safe and confident driver with a good driving historyThink age is just a number? You’re one of us!Time commitment:1 hour a week/fortnight over a minimum of 6 monthsAbout usIn Great Company is a volunteer program designed to connect seniors in need of social connection and support with caring, friendly, reliable, and enthusiastic volunteers. This program was born out of a need for a service that creates a real difference in the lives of people and those volunteering their time to give back.If you’re motivated to contribute positively to your community then we would love to hear from you! 5 AUD Australia - NSW Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter Newcastle

Volunteer, Community Visitor (Newcastle, NSW)

  • Befriend a lonely senior in your local community
  • Befriend and spend quality time with a lonely senior in the local community
  • Give a helping hand to those who need it the most

Miss having a yarn with your grandparents? Learn from those wiser, and volunteer to visit the young at heart and keep them connected to the communities they love. No doubt you’ll develop a soft spot for adorable seniors and be able to simultaneously brighten their day!

We’re looking for volunteers from the Newcastle and surrounds to help keep seniors socially connected with their already vibrant local communities and live bolder lives!

The role:

  • Laugh, chat, and give purpose to someone’s life through fun, friendly social visits to a senior client in their own home, offering a listening ear or a helping hand for easy tasks around their home or garden.
  • Help a senior connect to their community by ensuring reliable and safe transport, accompanying them to exciting events and outings.
  • Share your interests and hobbies, be it cards, crafting, or cooking, and make a difference in someone’s life!

Work Perks (the good stuff!):

  • Meet new people, make new friends, hear and share exciting stories
  • Spend quality time enjoying new and exciting social and cultural experiences
  • Create meaningful experiences where you know you are making a positive impact in the local community every day
  • Improve employment prospects
  • Feel part of the team with an invite to attend virtual volunteer catchups
  • Receive our volunteer newsletters showcasing our latest stories and events
  • Truly flexible and supportive work environment – we walk the talk
  • Be part of an award-winning, non-profit community organization

What does our ideal volunteer look like?

  • Able and willing to travel to clients in the community or their homes
  • Thrives on helping others, and energised by interacting and engaging with people
  • Exhibits a natural curiosity and appetite for learning
  • Enjoys going out and being part of a greater community
  • Compassionate, patient, observant and a good listener
  • Embodies a friendly and cheerful volunteer spirit
  • Ready to smash stereotypes around aging
  • Operates with integrity, open-mindedness and respect, ensuring the privacy, confidentiality, and dignity of our clients is maintained at all times
  • Comfortable using technology (including smartphones and computers) and basic applications
  • Flexible availability over a three to six-month commitment

For brownie points:

  • Previous experience working with, or volunteering with seniors
  • Have a current unrestricted Driver's Licence and a registered insured vehicle
  • Be a safe and confident driver with a good driving history
  • Think age is just a number? You’re one of us!

Time commitment:

  • 1 hour a week/fortnight over a minimum of 6 months

About us

In Great Company is a volunteer program designed to connect seniors in need of social connection and support with caring, friendly, reliable, and enthusiastic volunteers. This program was born out of a need for a service that creates a real difference in the lives of people and those volunteering their time to give back.

If you’re motivated to contribute positively to your community then we would love to hear from you!

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact The Team at In Great Company on 07 5669 0575, quoting Ref No. 960784.