Call for Volunteers

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COTA Visitors

Make a difference in someone's life

The Community Visitors Scheme is an Australian Government initiative that provides friendly volunteers for older people who are at risk of loneliness or social isolation. Community Visitors befriend and visit someone with limited companionship on a regular basis, to establish and maintain an ongoing friendship.

If you would like to become a Community Visitor and make a difference in someone's life by extending your hand of friendship, we would love to hear from you.

We are particularly seeking volunteers in the Eastern suburbs to visit residents at Regis Burnside on Booth Avenue at Linden Park. As well as English-speaking people, we are also seeking volunteers who speak Italian, Greek or French. You might have a common interest with one of the residents including fashion, pets, gardening or sports, and we are particularly seeking a chess player to visit on a Wednesday afternoon. An Italian-speaking woman is also sought to share coffee and Italian foods and activities with a group of Italian residents. See our latest poster for details here.

Volunteer visitors are matched to older people with similar backgrounds and shared interests, and are supported by COTA SA - even if you don't fit the criteria above we'd love to hear from you as we receive new requests for visitors regularly.

We are seeking volunteers in the Adelaide metropolitan area, the Mid North and the Hills, Mallee and Southern (Fleurieu Peninsula and Coorong) areas.

If you are interested in being a Community Visitor and to find out about the next information session, please contact us at COTA SA to find out more on 08 8232 0422 .

Download the following for more information and to apply:

Aged Care Support Peer Volunteer vacancies

Are you 50 or older, familiar with My Aged Care, or have lived experiences of the My Aged Care systems? Our Aged Care Support Peer Volunteer roles may be of interest to you.

My Aged Care Support Peer Champions - District Council of Yankalilla & The Mid North

We are seeking to train and support volunteers as Aged Care Peer Champions in the District Council of Yankalilla and The Mid North. Peer Champions offer one-on-one support to seniors living independently to help them understand and navigate the My Aged Care systems. They also run small group sessions expanding on the successful COTA SA My Aged Care Support Program in regional South Australia.

Read about The District Council of Yankalilla vacancy here and The Mid North vacancy here. Or visit the My Aged Care Support Program page for more information

If these sound interesting to you or you have more questions, COTA SA would be delighted to hear from you. For an informal chat or enquiry, please contact:

Paloma Wraith, Volunteer Coordinator, on:

1800 182 324 (Country callers) or 08 8232 0422

Aged Care Navigators Trial - South East

We currently have a vacancy for an Aged Care Navigator Volunteer in the Naracoorte region to assist older people in small groups or individually, to understand, navigate and engage with Government supported aged care programs.

Read about this vacancy here. Or visit the Aged Care Navigators Trial page for more information.