Companion Walking and Social Support Volunteers
Companion Walking Program
CHIRP Community Health’s Companion Walking Program promotes companionship and some gentle walking in the local community. Interested participants are allocated a volunteer, and a mutually suitable time is made to meet and walk regularly in a public area such as the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens.
As a Companion Walking volunteer, you would be available to walk with an allocated Mount Alexander Shire community member. A friendly chat while walking is an essential component of this role as participants of this program may be socially isolated or experiencing life challenges.
If you are interested in becoming a Companion Walking volunteer, please call us on (03) 5479 1000.
Community Friends – Social Support Volunteers
Feeling socially connected is fundamental to our sense of well-being. Through our Community Friends Program we aim to connect adults with other adult volunteers in the local community.
As a Community Friend Volunteer you would be a friendly companion to another person in the community who may be socially isolated or experiencing life challenges, helping them feel connected to and supported by their community.
You may help the person make positive changes in their lives or simply be there for a coffee and a chat.
If you are interested in becoming a Community Friend volunteer, please call us on (03) 5479 1000.
Please note that all of our volunteers must undergo comprehensive screening checks including a police check and a Victorian Working with Children Check prior to commencing volunteering with us.