As part of a funded Social Supports Individual program, St John are able to provide accompanied activities for elderly to help them continue to be engaged in their community. Our support workers are able to collect them in a St John branded vehicle from their home and take them to their place of choice.


People choose many options such as grocery or clothes shopping, medical or allied health appointments, going to a local café for tea and cake or even taking a stroll along the beach. For many of our elderly, this could be the only interaction that they have had all week and they absolutely love the company. For others, their health may have deteriorate to the point that they need the support with walking or communicating.


The role


Provide a helping hand to St John support workers while they take the elderly out and about in their local community, including local medical centres, grocery shopping or a walks along the beach. You will be expected to provide help during the trip and be a smiling face and uplifting conversation.


You will be allocated a support worker to work with for the day and individual trips last 1–4 hours. You can be allocated between 1–3 sessions per day. Any spare time in between may be filled with travel from one location to another.

How to apply

More information about requirements, dates, times, and locations for this opportunity can be found on InPlace. Students can also apply to any available opportunity directly through InPlace. For information and tools on how to use InPlace, please refer to 'Applying with InPlace' module in the Community Engagement Canvas Course.

Before applying for an opportunity please ensure:

  • You understand and will follow any COVID-safe practices as determined by ACU, the organisation offering this opportunity or the public health orders of your state.
  • You are willing to undertake further processing as required and acknowledge that your ACU email address and the information you provide in your application will be shared with the organisation that offers this opportunity. The organisation will keep your personal information confidential.
  • You have read the 'Safety and Wellbeing' module in the Community Engagement course.

Opportunities are available in line with the needs of our community partners. If this opportunity is not listed in InPlace it may not be open, it may be at capacity, or you may not be eligible.

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If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact ACU Engagement.

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