MAKE A DIFFERENCE
LIFE – AND YOURS
Volunteer in Aged Care
Volunteers are the life-blood of Melville Cares.
By volunteering with us, you can make a huge difference in the lives of others.
With the right 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 help our clients to remain a part of the community, continue to live independently at home and have a better quality of life.
What You can Do
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.
Do you enjoy listening to people’s stories and reminiscing? Would you like to enrich the quality of life of residents in local nursing homes who are socially isolated and would benefit from a friendly visitor, and make an incredible friend in the process?
The Aged Care Volunteer Visitor’s Scheme is a national program funded by the Commonwealth Government. Volunteers regularly visit Home Care Package Clients living independently or residents in local aged care homes who 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 can share with you.
Our visitors form friendships with residents they are matched with by reading, listening to music, reminiscing or playing a game. We focus on those who have limited family and social contact and may be at risk of isolation from the general community.
Assisting Our Friendship Groups
Do you like being a team player and working with small groups of people?
As a volunteer you can assist our staff with running our friendship groups, 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.
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 contact form and we’ll be in touch soon. We will then interview 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.