Volunteer Resident Companion


We are currently seeking Volunteer Resident Companions to enrich the day-to-day life of our residents, and help improve their quality of life.


What will I be responsible for?

  • Spending time with a resident on a one-on-one basis as well as group settings
  • Participating in activities that align with the needs and interests of the resident
  • Enhancing the resident’s independence and personal well-being by providing companionship and friendship, whilst building a meaningful connection
  • Communicating any concerns that may arise to the Clinical team


What are the requirements of the role?

  • Completion / attendance of mandatory training modules annually or as prescribed
  • Reliable and able to commit to at least 2 hours per week
  • Language other than English is encouraged
  • Empathy, compassion, patience, understanding and willing to listen
  • Strong relationship-building skills, as well as interpersonal and communication skills
  • Confident in the use of technology, or willingness to learn
  • Ability to adapt to a range of environmental circumstances
  • Existing knowledge of dementia and behavioral management, or willingness to learn
  • Must hold a current National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Worker Check
  • Maybe required to meet Child Protection Act requirements and hold a current NSW Working with Children Check clearance


What are some of the benefits?

  • Access to in-house and online training programs
  • Supportive, positive team environment
  • Gaining new skills and experience in aged care


Interested applicants are encouraged to fill out the application form below.

For further information regarding the role, please send an email to volunteers@harbisoncare.org.au


Please note: a current Influenza vaccination and evidence of the COVID-19 vaccination requirements of volunteering at Harbison.

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