Sisters of Charity Outreach is currently looking for new, compassionate volunteers to expand its visit program for socially isolated people living in the Campbelltown, Camden and Narellan areas.
Sisters of Charity Outreach is a not-for-profit community service organisation which has been actively addressing unmet social need since 1990.
Its visit program has been providing fortnightly home and local outing visits to socially isolated people living in various areas of Sydney since the program was originally launched in 1996.
“Social isolation is a major issue, from both a health perspective and from a societal cost,’’ says Sisters of Charity Outreach general manager Gary Sillett.
“It has been shown that the health effects are equivalent to those of heavy drinking and smoking.
“Last year alone, our visit program undertook 2,684 visits.
“By providing a much-needed and important, no-cost service – based on one-to-one fortnightly home visits and occasional local outings – to people who are experiencing social isolation, we directly assist those vulnerable members of the community who really need our care and compassion.“
South West Sydney has long been one of the key areas for the visit program service, most particularly within the Liverpool and the immediate surrounding suburbs.
With Sisters of Charity Outreach having a long and happy history with volunteers – its various services currently operate with the assistance of more than 200 friendly, dedicated volunteers from all walks of life – Maxine Goodwin, the visit program’s South West coordinator is now seeking suitable, committed volunteers to serve ever-growing local community needs.
“Due to increased demand in the south west region, we are now seeking to further expand our visit program service so we can be there for the many socially isolated people living in the Campbelltown, Camden and Narellan areas,” says Maxine.
“We’re seeking locals who are happy to give of their time on a regular basis to visit people who may be frail, aged, or disabled, or may even have a medical or mental health condition which prevents them from participating in social opportunities that many of us take for granted.”
For those living in the Campbelltown, Camden and Narellan areas who wish to help socially-isolated locals, visit program volunteers must meet the following requirements: be 18 years of age or over; be a resident of Australia; pass a NSW Police Check; apply for and pass a Working With Children Check.
Interested locals can apply now, online, via Sisters of Charity Outreach’s Volunteer Program below.
They can also call 8382 6430 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with their CV and resume.