Expression of Interest
St. John's Medical Center
Otago, Alexandra, Bluff, Cromwell, Dunedin (inc Regional Office), Glenorchy, Gore, Invercargill, Kingston, Kurow, Lawrence, Lumsden, Milton, Mosgiel, Oamaru, Otautau, Owaka, Queenstown, Ranfurly, Riversdale, Riverton, Roxburgh, Stewart Island, Tapanui, Te Anau, Tokanui, Tuatapere, Wanaka, Winton, Tasman, Blackball, Blenheim, Fox Glacier, Franz Josef, Granity, Greymouth, Haast, Hari Hari, Havelock, Hokitika, Karamea, Malvern, Motueka, Murchison, Nelson, Okiwi Bay, Picton, Reefton, Richmond, Runanga, Takaka, Tapawera, Westport , New Zealand
13d ago
  • Connecting people who need a friend, with people who have time to listen and chat
  • Calling clients regularly to offer support and a friendly voice over the phone
  • We are currently taking Expressions of Interest for volunteer Caring Callers across the South Island.

    Our Caring Callers reach over 1200 people every year. We ensure our clients are matched with callers who have similar interests and who they feel comfortable talking to.

    A Caring Caller does not provide medical or helpline services.

    Over the phone support

    It's easy to become isolated when partners and friends pass on or when family members don't live close by. And if you're unable to get out or you're unwell, it can be hard to meet people.

    Just having someone ask about your day can make all the difference to how you're feeling. Looking forward to a good conversation can really brighten up the day.

    What skills and training do our volunteers have?

    People who become Caring Callers understand the need for care and want to make a difference to someone's life. They have the time to make regular calls and build a friendship.

    St John provides training and ongoing support to all our volunteers.

    If you would like to make a unique and valuable contribution to your community and feel you have the following qualities, then we would like to hear from you :

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Sensitivity towards those who are sick
  • A friendly, caring and compassionate personality
  • A genuine interest in the well-being of others
  • New volunteer vacancies arise on a needs basis as requests from new clients come in. Your details will be held on file until a vacancy opens in your area, at which point your local team will be in touch to organise an interview and relevant paperwork.

    Successful applicants will receive full training and membership of St John (which gives free ambulance service for immediate family).

    To find out more contact Sandra Young on 0800 ST JOHN (0800 785 646) xtn 3632 or sandra.young stjohn.org.nz

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