Thank you for your interest in registering as a volunteer Community Visitor with Wesley Mission Queensland.  We currently have positions available in the suburbs of Brisbane North, Brisbane South, and the Gold Coast.

The Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) is an Australian Government-funded program established to promote links between people living in an aged care facility and in the wider community with volunteer community visitors.

The Group61 CVS program aims to enrich the quality of life of isolated older people living in their own homes - a “Friend” - who may be socially isolated or lonely - whether for social or cultural reasons or due to disability.  

As part of our Group61 CVS program, we are looking for friendly people who are looking to make a difference in the lives of our community’s seniors just by spending an hour per week or fortnight visiting and being a social friend to individuals living in their own home.  Wesley Mission Queensland asks for a commitment to this role for a minimum of six months to one year.
 
Group61 Community Visitors assist in ensuring older people in their own home remain actively engaged and inspired every day. Quality time shared with a Friend can include chatting, playing cards or board games, work on a hobby together, or discuss the local news. You might take a walk, grab a coffee in one of our onsite cafes, or do some gardening together. 

Group61 Community Visitors are not involved in providing clinical or personal care to the people they visit.

This volunteering role is suitable for people who are seeking a long term volunteering commitment from six to twelve months.

Group61 is a welcoming and rewarding place to volunteer where you will meet many wonderful people and learn great new skills that may assist you both personally and professionally. There are lots of other benefits to volunteering with us as well, such as:

  • Supply and pay for any security checks required for the position
  • Access to online and face-to-face wellness advisors
  • Great education opportunities
  • Free Flu Vaccinations
  • Exclusive shopping discounts 
  • Invitations to social events
  • Being part of a team who really are making a difference in the lives of lonely and isolated seniors living in your local community.
To learn more about Group61 and Wesley Mission Queensland please visit our website.
What Happens Next?

Before you consider becoming a Group61 Community Visitor we ask that you read the:
Once you have read these documents and you are confident you would like to become a Group61 Community Visitor, please complete this quick online registration.

When Group61 receives your registration form, they will be in contact with you to discuss the process further.

In the registration, you will be required to outline your details, availability, skills, and interests. This will help Group61 find a suitable "Friend" for you to visit.  

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Group61 on group61 @wmq.org.au.

We look forward to hearing from you!
Other Information:
  • Please visit Wesley Mission Queensland's website to see our full privacy and information collection statement.
  • Wesley Mission Queensland holds the right to decline any volunteer registrations or expressions of interest they deem unsuitable without notice.
  • You can contact the Group61 team at any time if you have questions about your registration on group61@wmq.org.au.
Let's start …

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1. Please provide your personal details:

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2. Your Date of Birth?

(collected for identification and processing purposes only)

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3. Please provide an emergency contact person for when you are volunteering:

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4. Do you have any special needs, time availability concerns, health issues, etc that you feel may affect your volunteer work or that we should know of in case of an emergency?

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5. Are you applying to volunteer with us as part of a Centrelink or job network commitment?

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6. Are you applying to volunteer with us as part of a student placement?

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7. Do you have any of the following security checks?
Please note to be current these checks must have at least three months until expiry and you must be able to provide a copy of the check.  If you do not have one of these checks, Wesley Mission Queensland will provide and pay for one for you.

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8. Which location would you like to be a Community Visitor?  
Please choose the closest or most convenient area or areas for you that you can visit in an ongoing capacity and we will endeavor to match you up with someone convenient to your location.

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9. What days and time of the day are you available to visit your Friend?
You can choose as many as you wish, but ensure you will be available in this time frame for around a one-hour duration.

  Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

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10. Please choose any skills or interests you may have to help us to match you with a Friend:

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11. Do you have any experience interacting with people with special needs including older people, people with a disability, or people with mental health issues?

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12. Are you a war veteran or feel you could relate to a Friend who is a war veteran?

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13. Are you from a culturally and linguistically diverse background or feel you can relate to a Friend from a culturally and linguistically diverse background?
This also includes people from Indigenous or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.

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14. Do you have any other skills, qualification, interests etc that you would like to tell us about?

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15. Do you give permission for Wesley Mission Queensland to take photographs of you while volunteering, and to publish your name and photograph in connection with any activities you are involved in with our organisation?

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16. Group61 run social events throughout the year, this is an excellent opportunity for you, our Friends and members of Wesley Mission Queensland to meet and mix with a wider circle of people. Would you be interested in notified and attending one or more of these events?  Attendance is optional.

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17. If recruited as a Wesley Mission Queensland Community Visitor I agree to volunteer within the terms and guidelines as outlined in the below declaration:

I understand that if I become a  volunteer with Wesley Mission Queensland that I will be expected to:   
  • Provide an ongoing commitment and reliability in the role.
  • Interact positively with Friends, staff, volunteers, families and the general public.   
  • Understand and respect confidentiality, maintain professional boundaries. 
  • Volunteer within the guidelines of Wesley Mission Queensland's Code of Conduct. 
  • Undertake any education or competencies required for the position. 
  • Work within the philosophies, policies, procedures, and guidelines of Wesley Mission Queensland.   
  • Supply or complete the required security checks (checks are provided and paid for by Wesley Mission Queensland).   
I have read, understood and are willing to follow the guidelines within the:

By pressing "SUBMIT" I declare I understand the conditions outlined in this registration 
and that the information I have provided is correct.

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