The Moorabool Shire Council Social Support Programs provide community based group activities, designed to maintain and enhance the social, emotional and physical well-being and independence of older people. They are part of the Commonwealth Home Support Program and funded by the Federal Government to support elderly people to remain living at home.
Social Support Programs- Volunteer information
- To support frail aged and/or disabled people who are at risk of becoming socially isolated.
- To provide opportunities for social interaction, companionship and the development of friendships.
- To support individuals to participate in activities and interests of choice.
- To enhance daily living skills through the provision of structured centre based activity program.
- To enhance physical wellbeing, including mobility, co-ordination and agility, though the provision of appropriate physical exercise and activities.
- To provide emotional and psychological support which will help to promote and maintain a sense of personal security and self-esteem essential to independence.
- To provide and maintain a suitable venue or environment which will ensure the comfort and security of members and the delivery of a high standard of service.
Volunteers make an important contribution to Social Support Programs and are valued members of staff. Skilled staff and volunteers work as a team to ensure the overall program and the activities that are provided meet the individual needs of the participants. Moorabool Shire is committed to supporting volunteers in the roles that they hold and providing opportunities for their ongoing personal development.
The role of the volunteer:
- Provide social support to the client – this does not include personal care, or attendant care.
- To be a companion providing and encouraging opportunities for social interaction.
- To support and facilitate participants involvement in activities of choice.
- To monitor and report on the well-being of participants.
- To maintain open communication with staff regarding observed needs of the participants.
- To contribute to the overall health and safety of the program through the careful adherence to procedures associated with OHS & Risk Management.
For more information or to make application to volunteer, please contact:
Social Support Programs Co-ordinator
Ph 5366 7100, 0407 814 397