Volunteers are the Core of Our Organisation

Making a difference

Melville Cares started as a small group of dedicated volunteers over 30 years ago and our volunteers remain core in our ability to support those in need.

Volunteering benefits everyone

By volunteering at Melville Cares, you can make a huge difference in the lives of others. It can also be extremely fulfilling for you as you can genuinely make a difference.

With the right volunteer role, you will make new friends, reach out to the local community, learn new skills and even advance your career. Volunteering can also benefit your mental and physical health and reduce stress.

Everyone enjoys visiting their friends, going to the shops or spending time in social groups. As a volunteer you can enable our clients to remain a part of the community and have a better quality of life. You also can help them to continue to live independently at home.

What you can do

Volunteering with Melville Cares is all about giving your time, your talent and your heart.

Driving
Our transport services enable people to attend health care and medical appointments, undertake shopping, visit family and friends, attend activity groups and generally participate in social and recreational activities.

As a volunteer driver, you can drive our buses, vans and cars, or your own vehicle. Volunteers with an LR licence (able to drive more than a 12 seater bus) can assist us to transport local community groups.

Visiting
Do you enjoy listening to people’s stories and reminiscing? Would you like to have a conversation and get to know someone in a local nursing home? This program aims to enrich the quality of life of residents in local nursing homes who are socially isolated and would benefit from a friendly visitor. You can share your interests and open up their world, and in turn there may be many memories that they share with you that literally is a world of history.

Assisting Friendship Groups
Do you like being a team player and working with small groups of people? Melville Cares runs friendship groups for seniors as well as young people with disabilities.

As a volunteer you can assist our staff with running the group, get involved in sports activities or board games and assist clients during outings. You could be cooking, doing craft activities or setting up and facilitating a conversation with a small social group.

Assisting Pathways to Abilities Groups
Our younger clients with disabilities who attend groups are vibrant and live life to the fullest. They enjoy socialising in the community and love meeting new volunteers. As a volunteer you can assist with evening outings, dance parties, sporting weekends and cooking classes. Being involved with this group will open up a new world of fun for everyone.

Getting involved

If you would like to volunteer with us we would love to hear from you.

Volunteers over 18 years old are required to undertake a police check that we will pay for.

Simply fill out our volunteer form and we’ll be in touch soon. We will then interview with you and look for positions that best suit your interests, skills and abilities.

For more information on volunteering at Melville Cares please contact our friendly team.