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Join team UFVRA and make huge change happen around the Australia and internationally.
Take a look at our volunteering opportunities, from Volunteer roles to our Speaker Network. Whatever you do, you'll be helping bring humane and compassionate policies for people seeking safety in Australia and around the globe. While we cannot predict the wars, conflicts and oppressive regimes that will force people to seek asylum, we can work to ensure that anyone who arrives seeking sanctuary finds the safety and support they deserve, so they can start to rebuild their lives with dignity.


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About this opportunity, Social talk visit to seniors by seniors and youth (Acacia Ridge centre) 2020-2022

  • Among our communities, Isolation and loneliness are two of the biggest problems facing individuals and communities, especially in our ageing population. Research shows that people who maintain social relationships live longer, healthier and more fulfilled lives. We need you to share your interests, your enthusiasm and your life with someone who may just need a friendly face and ear. As little as half an hour a week can make a significant difference to someone’s life.

  • The Social talk visit to seniors by seniors and youth (STVSSY)) is a non-funded program, established to promote links between our elderly people living in their own homes they come together in a centre where a friendly volunteer visitors to the centre.

  • United Federation of Volunteers for Refugees Action programs is proudly offering services to a diverse range of clients and have recently included Refugees, homeless, isolated persons, multicultural, LGBTI and volunteers.

  • Don't forget - once you've applied through SEEK you'll receive an email asking you to book an interview. Please scroll down to follow the instructions laid out in that email or contact us if you have any issues. We're happy to help with anything you need to join our awesome volunteer family Social talk visit to seniors by seniors and youth (Acacia Ridge centre)

Social talk visit

  • Additional requirements

  • National Police Certificate

  • We are looking for volunteer visitors who have the following qualities:

  • Well presented

  • Empathy and consideration for the elderly residents

  • Over 18 years of age

  • An Australian Citizen or Permanent resident Able to commit half an hour a week or one hour a fortnight

  •  Reliable- able to commit for at least 12 months

  • Good communication and listening skills

  • Able to engage in small talk and conversation starters

  • Able to supply two personal references (non-relatives)

  • Able to visit a lonely resident or a small group of residents up to 30 minutes away

About Volunteering

Why Volunteer?

More than 6 million Australians make a difference by volunteering each year, doing a wide range of tasks for a wide range of volunteer involving organisations. People volunteer for many reasons and in many different ways. Some use volunteering as way to gain new skills or add to their CV. Others use it as a way to meet new people, make new friends or try something new. Making a difference to the community and having a sense of purpose are also popular reasons for volunteering. Whatever your own personal reason is for volunteering, rest assured it is a two way exchange – you give but you also gain.

Advice for Newcomers

There are two main ways that people choose a volunteer role. One is to choose an organisation or cause that is close to your own heart and you want to help. The second is to choose a volunteer role based on the skills you want to use or gain. Think about your own motivations for volunteering, how much time you can commit and what you hope to get out of it. This will help you to choose a role that is a good match for you.

UFVRA has a large range of volunteer roles including one off, short term and long term opportunities and many volunteer involving organisations can be flexible with times. We also make it easy for you to find a volunteer role that suits your interests, motivation, availability and location.

If you would like more information or have any questions, please see our help and support page for contact details and FAQs. OR EMAIL us at: admin@ufvra.org.au


We acknowledge the traditional custodians of all the lands on which we meet, work and live and recognize that this land has always been and always will be Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land.www.ufvra.org.au

United Federation of Volunteers for Refugees Action pays its good wishes to the traditional custodians across the lands in which we work, and acknowledges the elders past, present and emerging.  We walk together in solidarity in the shared pain of the past and with shared hope, respect and value for the future.

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