Volunteer Support Companion

  • Amitabha Hospice Service
  • Auckland
  • May 24, 2024
Voluntary Community Services

Job Description

Amitabha coordinates free compassionate companionship and practical support to elderly and incurably ill people of any age in their own homes. Our amazing volunteers are essential to Amitabha in providing support to people across Auckland. As an Amitabha Support Companion you can make a valuable difference to someone’s quality of life by providing psychosocial and practical support. This mahi aroha is rewarding and interesting in many ways and a great way to give back within your own community.

Amitabha was founded on the Buddhist principles of kindness, equanimity and service and each client, volunteer and staff member is accorded equal respect and compassion with regard to their individuality and uniqueness as members of the larger universal human family. Amitabha is dedicated to developing and maintaining the highest quality of compassionate support in cooperation with other professional community services.

The Support Companion role involves visiting an assigned client in their own home, for a minimum of two hours each week on an ongoing basis. Visiting days and times are mutually agreed upon between the Support Companion and their client, as well as how the time is spent. Dependability and reliability are essential qualities for this role. Volunteer placements are based on client support needs and volunteer locations and Amitabha's small coordination team provide training and ongoing support.

Our next Volunteer Support Companion training course: 

Wednesday, 7 August to Wednesday 11 September 2024 (six consecutive Wednesday evenings)
From 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Amitabha Hospice Service, 44 Powell Street, Avondale

Organisation

Amitabha Hospice Service

Job Summary

Support Companion: visiting a locally matched client in their home, on a weekly basis for at least 2 hours

How to apply

If you are interested in joining us in making a difference to peoples lives in our community please visit our website for more information and to apply - https://www.amitabhahospice.org/volunteer-application

Once we have received your application we will be in touch. 

Sector

Not for Profit

Cause (Sustainable Development Goals)

Good Health and Wellbeing