VMCH is currently welcoming volunteers to engage with residents who have personalised activities which has been tailored to meet their individual interests, cultural background, and physical abilities, you would provide conversation and assistance to create a wonderful interlude which can enhance a resident's day.
A little bit about us, we’re a Catholic not for profit organisation, providing services to 7,600 people across Victoria. VMCH services are as diverse as the people we support. Every day of the year our teams provide a wide range of support from early learning and therapy, specialist education, disability services, affordable homes, residential aged care, retirement living and at-home aged care
With Volunteers assistance, the lifestyle team can provide a wonderful selection of activities every day. We don’t need you to have experience we just want you to be an active part of our team with ideas and enthusiasm and engage with residents to provide fun and entertainment. Volunteers often like to prepare activities or assist us to offer gardening or music, word games, lots of craft or gentle exercises disguised as dancing or walks through our gardens. Having a chat over a cuppa or reading aloud the paper, sorting out the newspapers and running the footy tipping with or for residents, enjoy walking in our garden or sitting quietly with residents through chapel are some of the many things you could enjoy.
People who choose to volunteer with VMCH are • Great verbal communicators – you need to be able to keep a conversation going • Able to work independently/unsupervised • We aim to be flexible enough to fit into your schedule, however forming connections does take time, so consider the benefits to longer-term volunteering. Let us know your availability and we will try our best to match you with an activity that fits your preferences. • You will create new special memories for yourself and for residents who benefit from your gift of time.
Volunteering even a small amount of time, provides connection and companionship, which can have a major and direct impact on the lives of others. You could be a student, looking for work in the industry, a retiree or working fulltime.