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Community volunteers

We enjoy an important role in our community supporting older people to remain connected and independent. Our volunteers offer companionship and practical support, and often find it is just as fulfilling for them as it is for those they are paired with.

‘I simply couldn’t manage without this service; I can’t thank you enough.’ 



Our services 

Volunteers can support older people in the community by being involved in either our Community Visitor Scheme, where you catch up with someone regularly for a chat or activity, or Community Aid, which provides practical support such as a lift to the shops or a medical appointment.

Whichever service you’re drawn to, you’ll be meeting a real need in our community, increasing wellbeing and social connection for older people, who enjoy the positive interactions and community involvement, and you will too!

A friendly face 

Do you have time to visit an older person at their home or at an aged-care facility once a week or fortnight? Would you like to chat with them over a cup of tea? Maybe you could go for a walk with them, or join them in an activity or on an outing? What you do is up to you and the recipient, who you are matched with to ensure you both have similar interests and will get along.

All that is required is a warm disposition, empathy and a willingness to listen. Our volunteers often form genuine connections and find the experience deeply rewarding, while recipients’ quality of life and wellbeing improves.

Does this sound like you? 

A helping hand 

Would you like to help our clients stay independent and active? Could you drive an older person to the shops, a medical appointment or social outing? Are you free to catch up with them regularly to provide companionship and support?

It is up to you how many days you are free, for how long, and who you would like to connect with. If you are compassionate, can drive, and would like to help older people in our community stay in their homes for as long as it is safe, we’d love to hear from you.

Is this something you’d like to do? 

A listening ear 

Can you make a regular, friendly phone call to someone experiencing loneliness and isolation? Could you check in on their wellbeing and let them know someone cares? 

You will need to be one of our trained telephone crisis supporters to provide this ongoing, personalised care. 

Would you like to join our support line? 

Still have questions? 

If you’d like more information or have questions about volunteering in the community, please get in touch.