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:
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 several ways you can volunteer, listed below, but if you’d like to offer your expertise, we would love that too, just let us know.
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.
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.
If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer – click the button below to start the process.
Below are some of the questions we are frequently asked. If you have another question, contact our friendly team using the form at the bottom of this page.
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 contribute.
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.
You don’t need experience to become a CraigCare volunteer – just a kind heart and enthusiasm.
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.
Yes. All our volunteers are required to undergo a National Police History Check to ensure the safety of our residents, their families and our employees.
Volunteering and work experience are handled by two different teams at CraigCare. If you’d like to find out about work experience opportunities, contact us using the form at the bottom of this page.
Volunteering is generally not a pathway to paid employment at CraigCare. All of our paid jobs are advertised through the website. Head to the Career Enquiries page to find out more.