Yarra Senior Ambassadors Program

Senior citizensYarra Council is seeking enthusiastic volunteers aged over 50 who speak both English and Greek or Italian, to serve as volunteer Yarra Senior Ambassadors.

About the Senior Ambassadors program

The Senior Ambassadors Program seeks to support older residents from non-English speaking backgrounds throughout Yarra.  

The program will assist in bridging cultural and language barriers that can cause social isolation. The initial 12 month trial will focus on helping older residents from Italian and Greek backgrounds in the suburbs of Clifton Hill, North Fitzroy, Cremorne and Burnley/Richmond (south of Swan Street). 

The project is designed to build older residents’ resilience and participation in community and neighbourhood life, to prolong independent living and maintain residents’ wellbeing. Through the program, Council hopes to build the capacity of older residents to utilize Council services and to ensure they meet the needs of seniors.

What is a Senior Ambassador?

The Senior Ambassador volunteers will work across a broad range of Yarra groups, clubs and services targeting older residents, with the potential to enhance their independence and engagement in these activities. 

It is vital that candidates have experience in the community sector with good English language skills and the ability to speak Greek or Italian. 

The Senior Ambassadors will attend regular training sessions, regular meetings and report to the Senior Ambassadors Project Officer.

A commitment of approximately four hours per week is required. 

Requirements of the role

  • Excellent communications skills
  • Ability to speak both English and Greek/Italian
  • Experience in the community sector
  • Ability to plan and work to priorities
  • Commitment to encourage independence and support positive ageing
  • Ability to commit approximately four hours per week

How do I apply?

Please see the Volunteer Outline and then fill out the Expression of Interest Form below, outlining your interests and skills, your availability and how you fulfil the selection criteria. 

 Candidates will undergo a Police Check. A Victorian Driver’s Licence is preferable and a Current First Aid Certificate would be desirable.

docx format Senior Ambassadors Volunteer Outline (47.91 KB)

docx format Senior Ambassadors EOI Form (53.44 KB)

Applications should be mailed to Fran Moloney c/o Yarra City Council, PO Box 168 Richmond, VIC 3121.

Further Information
Fran Moloney 
Coordinator Community Development
9205 5595

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