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Volunteering At CraigCare

A volunteering experience where you’ll make a real impact in someone else’s life and enjoy yourself. Click the button below to start volunteering application process with CraigCare today.

Volunteering At CraigCare

A volunteering experience where you’ll make a real impact in someone else’s life and enjoy yourself. Click the button below to start volunteering application process with CraigCare today.

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To Give Is To Receive

Our wonderful volunteers are cherished by our residents, families and staff, and we make sure we celebrate all they do. Apart from enriching the lives of our residents, as a CraigCare volunteer you are rewarded in so many other ways such as:

  • Helping to maintain the happiness & wellbeing of our residents.
  • Making a real difference in someone else’s life.
  • Developing your skills, gain experience & explore new opportunities.
  • Having the opportunity to connect with people from all walks of life.
  • Making new friends.

Why Volunteer With CraigCare

Flexible

You can volunteer as much or as little as you like. It’s completely up to you.

Fun

You can choose to do the activities you love in the company of others.

Rewarding

You really are making a positive difference in the lives of our older folks.

Learning

You learn about the lives of our older folks, but also a lot about yourself.

Volunteer In Person

Connect with our residents face-to-face.
Volunteering even a small amount of time makes life that much brighter, for both you and the people you’ll get to know. There are a number of ways you can volunteer:
 
1:1 Buddy which could be as simple as coming in for a regular chat and a cuppa with one of our residents.
 
Activity Buddy which could include taking part in our home activities such as walking groups, board games, knitting groups, reading, reminiscence chats, gardening, baking, playing a musical instrument, driving the bus for social outings, or bringing in your pet for a regular visit.
 
Spiritual Support Buddy providing emotional and spiritual support to our residents and their families.
 
If you’d like to offer your expertise we would love that too, just let us know.

Volunteer Virtually

Connect with our residents through letter writing, phone calls or FaceTime.

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted CraigCare to develop a virtual volunteer program to support our residents to expand their opportunity for social interaction, in a time when regularly being with family and friends and out and about in the community is not always possible.
 
By being a virtual volunteer we will connect you with one of our residents where you will have the opportunity to send emails or write letters or FaceTime, to provide a sense of social connection which we all know goes a long way in maintaining one’s overall wellbeing.

Volunteer Virtually

Connect with our residents through letter writing, phone calls or FaceTime.

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted CraigCare to develop a virtual volunteer program to support our residents to expand their opportunity for social interaction, in a time when regularly being with family and friends and out and about in the community is not always possible.
 
By being a virtual volunteer we will connect you with one of our residents where you will have the opportunity to send emails or write letters or FaceTime, to provide a sense of social connection which we all know goes a long way in maintaining one’s overall wellbeing.

How To Become A Volunteer With CraigCare

You don’t need experience to become a CraigCare volunteer – just a kind heart and enthusiasm. To get started all you need to do is follow the 4-steps listed below.

Request To
Volunteer

Fill in the form on this website to request to volunteer. The more detail, the better!

Chat With
Our Team

We’ll reach out for a chat to learn about you & match you with suitable residents.

Checks
& Training

If you’re accepted as a volunteer, we’ll perform some simple checks & begin online training.

Make A Time For Your Induction

Once everything has been completed, we’ll make a time for your induction.

A Story From One Of Our Volunteers

Our volunteer Joan gives a little time each week but makes make a big difference.

When we asked Joan, one of our regular volunteers, what drives her to volunteer her time in our home she replied “Why not? Volunteering is about giving something back to people who need a little help or companionship. One day you might find yourself in the same position, needing a bit of help.”

When we asked Joan what her volunteering contributes to our aged care home she said…

“Three hours every Wednesday helping with lunch service preparation and service with one of the residents, Miranda”.

When we asked our resident Miranda what Joan adds to the home, she replied…

“She helps serve the drinks for lunch service but she does so much more than that. She’s quite special to me. When I see her, I am happy, she’s sort of a special friend. We do lunch service together and we are just in tune with each other. She’s like a role model to me. Joan has special character traits I am learning from her particularly empathy, tolerance, kindness and helping others. She really comes from the heart.”

We warmly welcome you to join our close knit little community and make a massive difference in the lives of our residents and their families.

To find out more, please get in touch with us by filling out the form below because we’d love to hear from you. If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer – click the button below to start the process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the questions we are frequently asked. If you have another, reach out to our friendly team on the form below.

Can I choose what type of volunteering services I want to offer?

Of course you can, just let us know what your preferences are or if you would like to offer your expertise. Our volunteers get involved with all sorts of activities including joining our walking groups in the local community, board games, knitting groups, reading, reminiscence chats, gardening, baking, playing a musical instrument, driving the bus for social outings, or bringing in your pet for a regular visit. We want you to enjoy your volunteer experience so let us know how you would like to be contribute.

Can I volunteer with my family or friends?

Absolutely. It’s your choice whether you volunteer as an individual or as part of a group. There are volunteering opportunities to suit both situations.

How much time to do I need to commit as a volunteer?

That’s completely up to you, any amount of time you can offer we value greatly. Should you wish to increase or decrease your volunteering hours we can happily renegotiate your commitment.

Do I need any experience to volunteer?

You don’t need experience to become a CraigCare volunteer – just a kind heart and enthusiasm.

Can I access training as a volunteer?

Absolutely. Volunteers can access additional training as and when they need – for areas including dementia, safe movement, communication, and driver competency. Ongoing support will always be available to you.

Will I need to undergo any background checks?

Yes. All our volunteers are required to undergo a National Police History Check to ensure the safety of our residents, their families and our staff.

Can my volunteering role be used as work experience?

Volunteering and work experience are handled by two different teams at CraigCare. If you’d like to find out about work experience opportunities, get in touch with enquires@craigcare.com.au

Can volunteering with CraigCare lead to paid work?

Volunteering is generally not a pathway to paid employment at CraigCare. All of our paid jobs are advertised here.

Volunteer & Make A Difference

Download Our Volunteer Brochure

Contact Us

To speak to our volunteers team at CraigCare – please email volunteering@craigcare.com.au