Relief Carer

Marlborough is privileged to have a large elderly community who have wonderful stories and experiences to share. However, we are also a community where many of these people do not have family locally or family are carrying a heavy workload in caring for their loved ones.

Age Concern is able to help in some of these circumstances with the support of kind and friendly volunteers.

In this role, a volunteer provides support to older people with a disability by relieving their primary caregivers for half a day (3.5 - 4 hours). You might like to have a cuppa and a chat, take a small walk, play a game of cards or scrabble, read the newspaper together, or listen to the person's life stories.
Volunteer Relief Carers do not provide personal care. Relief carers are there to provide company and facilitate participation in activities in the community only.

You will be providing an invaluable service that allows an older disabled person to remain living at home and participating in their community. You will also be helping the primary carer by allowing them to participate in the things they like to do without the worry of who is going to care for their family member.

Full training and support is provided to all volunteers.

This is a volunteer position but a 'Relief Carer Contribution' is paid to reimburse the costs of the volunteer.
Flexible times and locations
Relief carers are primarily needed on weekdays, but occasionally weekend time slots will be available.
Volunteers of any age are welcome to apply.

Requirements:

No experience necessary. We are simply looking for kind, friendly, reliable people, with general communication skills

Referees required

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment:

Medium - Long Term

Getting started:
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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