Volunteers for digital story making opportunity in aged care

25 November 2021

Applications are now being taken for a new initiative in the AMA Victoria Peer Visitor Program which is being conducted in conjunction with Swinburne University: Digital Story Program in aged care facilities.

Please complete the application form and forward it to rebeccacollins@swin.edu.au. Applicants will be interviewed by the Swinburne University Program Coordinator, Rebecca Collins, during early December and the program will commence with the first training session on Friday 14 January 2022 from 3.30pm to 4.30pm and will continue with regular training sessions at that time each Friday. You will be matched with an older person residing in aged care and prepare a short digital story about them. The commitment is for approximately 20 weeks to develop the digital story, but you may wish to continue the friendship long-term. Visits to the older person can be undertaken at a time which suits you on weekdays or weekends. You will require a current police check, full vaccination against COVID-19 and two referees. To be covered by our volunteer insurance, you will need to be a current member of AMA Victoria. Membership of AMA Victoria is free for students. There are a range of membership options for doctors.

Program summary:

The aged care facilities involved in this initiative are as listed below. As medical students and doctors if there is a retired  health professional participating in the program at the facility you choose to visit you may elect to be matched with them.

If you have any questions about the program, please email AMA Victoria's Coordinator of Doctor Wellbeing, Kay Dunkley at kayd@amavic.com.au.

More information:

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