Thank you for your interest in registering as a Community Visitor with Wesley Mission Queensland.

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.

Our CVS program aims to enrich the quality of life of residents in aged care facilities who may be socially isolated or lonely - whether for social or cultural reasons or due to disability.  

As part of our 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 an aged care facility.  Connections may also occur via phone, online (skype, etc), or via mail sending letters or cards.  Wesley Mission Queensland asks for a commitment to this role for a minimum of six months.
 
Community Visitors assist in ensuring our residents remain actively engaged and inspired every day. Quality time shared with a resident 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. 

Community Visitors are not involved in providing clinical or personal care to residents.

As a WMQ Community Visitor, you will have access to lots of benefits, 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 
  • Being part of a team that really is making a difference in the lives of seniors in our Aged Care Communities.
To learn more about our award-winning aged care communities and Wesley Mission Queensland please visit our website.
What Happens Next?

Before you consider becoming a Community Visitor we ask that you read the:
We also ask that you watch the Wesley Mission Volunteer Orientation Video to gain a better understanding of volunteering with Wesley Mission Queensland.

Once you have read these documents and watched the orientation video and you are confident you would like to become a Community Visitor, please complete this quick online registration. Once we receive your registration
the CVS Coordinator will be in contact with you to discuss the role further.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the WMQ CVS Coordinator at cvs@wmq.org.au.

We look forward to hearing from you!
Other Information:

Student Placements:  This registration is for Community Visitors only.  If you are looking for a student placement or are required to complete volunteering hours for your course please contact the facility directly.  The contact details for all our facilities are available on our website.

Privacy Statement: Please visit Wesley Mission Queensland's website to see our full privacy information statement.

Wesley Mission Queensland holds the right to decline any volunteer registrations or expressions of interest they deem unsuitable without notice.

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1. Please provide your personal details:

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2. Your date of birth?

Date

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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. Which suburb would you like to be a Community Visitor in?
Select more than one option if required.

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7. What days and time of the day are you available to visit your resident friend?
You can choose as many as you wish, but ensure you will be available in this time frame.

  Morning Afternoon
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Wednesday
Thursday
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Saturday

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8. Please choose any skills or interests you may have to help us to match you with a resident friend. (Maximum of 6)

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9. Do you have any experience interacting with older people, people with special needs, or people with dementia?

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10. Are you a war veteran or feel you could relate to a resident who is a war veteran?

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11. Are you from a culturally and linguistically diverse background or feel you can relate to a person from a culturally and linguistically diverse background?

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12. If required, are you physically able to push an occupied wheelchair?
Training is provided and pushing wheelchairs is optional in the role.

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13. Please outline any qualities, qualifications, or experience (personal or professional) you can bring to the Community Visitor position:

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14. Are you able to provide proof that you are up to date with your Covid-19 vaccinations?

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15. If recruited as a Wesley Mission Queensland Community Visitor, I agree to work 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 residents, 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).   
  • Follow a COVID-19 safe work plan and provide proof I am up to date with my COVID-19 vaccinations before commencement.
I have read, understood, and are willing to follow the guidelines within the:
I have watched and understood the contents in 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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