Bring along your good-natured pet and spend time chatting with people living in their own homes who may be lonely or socially isolated. You’ll see what a difference your furry friend can make.
As you're bringing your pet into a care environment with frail and elderly residents, we ask that your pet is calm, patient and gentle in nature, up-to-date with vaccinations and treatment of worms and fleas and nails should be short and blunt. Freshly cut nails can be sharp if not filed down. Dogs should be kept on a lead at all times.
Volunteering as a social visitor can be a rewarding experience, both for the person you visit as well as yourself. Regular visits from volunteers can help to improve quality of life and help older people feel less isolated. Your visits will bring great joy to the residents you are matched with.
The Aged Care Volunteer Visitor Scheme is an Australian Government initiative established to promote links between elderly people and their local community.
HammondCare is an independent Christian charity and we're passionate about improving the quality of life for people in need. We have a wonderful group of volunteers that partner with us to enhance the lives of the clients supported by HammondCare.
For more information about volunteering with HammondCare, click the apply button below and our friendly Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator Danielle will give you a call.