Home Visitation Volunteer

The Program
The Home Visitation Program aims to support people who are facing social isolation and helps them to stay connected to their community. The Program may include home visits, social outings, peer support and social phone calls.

The Position
Our volunteers are matched with participants based on interests, personality, and values. For this Program all volunteers work in pairs and are provided training and support.

Activities may include:

  • Outings to cafes, galleries, or other places of interest
  • Taking part in community interest groups
  • Going for a walk
  • Friendly in-home visits
  • A regular social chat on the phone
  • Visit to participants at the hospital or other facility
  • Accompaniment to the doctor, dentist, or other medical appointments
  • Accompaniment to appointments at Human Services, banks, other organisations

This Program is well suited to people who are:

  • Empathetic and compassionate
  • Have good communication skills, especially active listening
  • Patient, observant, and an effective bystander
  • Comfortable when confronted with emotions
  • Sensitive and understanding around issues of cultural diversity
  • Respectful of an individual’s privacy and boundaries

Time Required
To be discussed upon application.


    • Current Working with Children Check
    • Current National Police Check
    • Two professional referees


Note: Open House will conduct the Police Check and assist applicants to obtain the Working with Children Check at no cost to the applicant.