In 2024 we are conducting a pilot of our Companion Service, assisting people in the Latrobe Valley to travel to medical appointments via public transport.

We are seeking applications from local volunteers to help us deliver this valuable service. 

Volunteer Duties 

  • Accompany a service user to travel via public transport (train and/or bus) to and from their medical appointment. 
  • Provide guidance throughout the journey, including assistance with journey planning and finding appointment locations. 
  • Provide support through a friendly presence while building confidence and capability to travel independently.  

About you  

  • Familiar and comfortable with using public transport, or willingness to learn 
  • Flexible and adaptable 
  • Enthusiastic 
  • Observant 
  • Able to work independently/unsupervised 
  • Strong verbal communication  
  • Familiarity with local health services (desirable but not essential) 

For more information or to apply, contact Sara McDonald on 

sara.mcdonald@travellersaid.org.au or apply online here.