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Community Visitor with a second language

Just one hour per fortnight with complete flexibility! Become a Community Visitor and use your language skills to help an older person from your community who is isolated and lonely.

We urgently require help from Volunteers who speak:

  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Latvian
  • Russian

Central Bayside Community Health Services (CBCHS) is a not-for-profit organisation providing a wide range of services to support healthy living, general wellbeing and social connection in our community.

Meaningful Connections is a government-funded program that matches a volunteer visitor with a lonely or isolated older person living in an aged care facility or in their own home.

The Volunteer and resident are matched according to similar interests or background. The visits are regular and purely social, with the intention of developing an ongoing friendship and social connectedness. Loneliness is a real challenge faced by many vulnerable people in our community. This challenge can be even greater where language is also a barrier to social connection. Do you speak a second language? We have residents who would love to be matched with a volunteer they can chat to in their first language!

Volunteering can be an extremely rewarding experience for everyone involved. If you would like to make a real difference in the life of an older person in your community and can spare an hour per fortnight, we would love to hear from you!

What you need to know

  • Our recruitment process is flexible and can be completed remotely
  • A minimum commitment of 12 months is required
  • Visits occur once a fortnight or weekly at a time that suits you and your older friend 
  • All volunteers must be fully vaccinated (including booster) and complete a working with children check, police check and training prior to commencement

Join Us! We provide ongoing training and support to all our volunteers.

Apply now or learn more about the Community Visitor Scheme

Alternatively, contact us at:- Volunteer Office Ph: 03 8587 0322

Closing date:


Background checks:

Police check

Weekly time commitment:

1 hour per fortnight

Group name:

Central Bayside Community Health Services

Contact phone:

03 8587 0322

Contact email: