Find volunteer positions in aged care, home care, retirement living, or corporate functions. We can't wait to welcome you to the team.
We are blessed to have amazing volunteers work for St Vincent's Care Services, but there is always more good work to be done. So if you are the kind of person who puts compassion, connection, and caring for other people at the heart of everything you do, you'll feel instantly at home with us.
Because you're like us, you believe that every act of kindness makes the world a better place. You understand the big impact of small things. A smile, a listening ear, a shoulder to lean on.
You want to enrich the lives of others while meeting new people, building friendships, and having fun along the way.
You want to share your skills, passions, and hobbies with like-minded people.
Register your interest in our volunteer opportunities
A member of the team will be in touch to find out more about what you're looking for and answer any questions you might have about volunteering.
Attend an interview. Meet with some of our friendly staff who will help match your interests and availability to a volunteer role.
Finally we do a reference and police check to ensure everyone works in the best environment.
1. After you register your interest to volunteer, a friendly member of the team will be in touch to discuss the volunteer opportunities in your area.
2. If a suitable volunteer opportunity is available, you will be invited to attend an informal interview where you will have an opportunity to meet some of the local staff and discuss the specific details of your prospective volunteer role.
3. Successful applicants are then required to undergo a police check, reference check and a statutory declaration - don't worry, we'll guide you through it!
4. Volunteers are provided with full training to make sure you feel confident and comfortable when you start with us.
When you apply to volunteer, you will be asked about your skills, hobbies and interests. This is to help match you to a volunteer role we know you'll love. Some of the most common activities our volunteers partake in include:
Volunteers are required to undergo a National Police Check. This will be organised for you by a member of the SVCS team. There will be no cost to you.
Volunteers are also required to provide details of 2 referees.
Absolutely! We look for enthusiastic and passionate individuals who have a genuine desire to work with the elderly. No experience is required. Local staff will be ready to guide you as you get used to your new environment.
Most volunteer roles require a minimum commitment of 12 months. Attendance can range from a couple of hours each month to 1-2 days each week. It all depends on your availability.
We also ask volunteers to attend at a regular time and day. This is so that staff can prepare and be ready for your visit. The staff and residents will also be looking forward to seeing you!
Vaccinations are one small way we can help you and those are you stay safe. St Vincent's Care requires all volunteers to have a yearly flu vaccination. You will be required to show evidence of your vaccination status before you can volunteer.