Having a lack of social support is related to negative impacts on health and wellness, particularly for older people. Your Side provides a variety of social support events for Australians over the age of 65 (or 50 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples) to prevent social isolation and to contribute to better psychological and physical wellbeing. Your Side coordinate a range of activities and day trips in the community to extend social connections, keep older people healthy and active and to simply enjoy life. Social Support activities may include:
Your Side are seeking volunteers to assist as active social companions on trips. Tasks include:
NB Your Side has a NO LIFT policy for all staff and volunteers.
Various – North Shore, Northern Beaches and CBD
There are no fees for volunteers
1-2 per trip
Varies depending on trip
Volunteers will require a national police check.
To register your interest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Miranda Bush, Community Engagement Officer 9701 4285.