- Location: Hoppers Crossing VIC
- Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
- Category: Seniors & Aged Care
- Centrelink Volunteers
- Wheelchair Access
Type of work
- Arts, Craft, & Photography
- Companionship & Social Support
- Driving & Transportation
- Music & Entertainment
- Seniors & Aged Care
- Sport & Physical Activity
Orientation, training & ongoing support provided.
Tea & Coffee provided
- National Police Certificate *
* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Make a positive impact on the lives of our elderly in aged care! mecwacare requires volunteers who have a Italian speaking background to connect with our residents through conversation and activities.
Are you an outgoing individual who has some time to be a companion? Let us know how you could help others.
Some ideas include:
- Art and Craft
- Games, chess, scrabble, etc
- Footy tipping
- Men's group
- iPad training
- Exercise Group Assistant
- Walking group
- One-on-one companionship
- Conversation in Italian
- Group discussions
- Special interest group
mecwacare is a leading not-for-profit organisation with a reputation for excellence. We have provided care to the Victorian community since 1959, offering residential aged care, home care packages, respite care, in-home support, community housing, community programs, disability and nursing services. We provide optimal choice for people of all ages, irrespective of financial, religious, cultural or lifestyle background.
mecwacare cares for more than 14,000 people each week across greater Melbourne and regional Victoria through a highly-integrated service network operated by more than 1,700 employees and 350 volunteers. Our staff are culturally and linguistically diverse, representing 89 nationalities and speaking 98 languages. Our organisation believes in responding to the changing needs of the community and actively encourages and supports continuous improvement, innovation and safe service delivery.
Our Residential Facilities offer a range of lifestyle programs, giving older people the opportunity to participate in different types of recreational and social activities. The activities are planned with the participants to ensure their needs and interests are met, and are designed to maintain independence and enhance the quality of life for the participants and their carers.
Volunteering with our social support programs will enable you to work alongside our qualified staff who will offer you guidance and mentoring, while fulfilling your desire to support older people to live and age well in the community. Activities may include outings, gentle exercise, entertainers, music, craft, guest speakers, quizzes and discussions.
Opportunities are available in: Malvern, Glen Iris, Prahran, Richmond, Mont Albert, Mornington, Traralgon, Westmeadows, Hoppers Crossing, Geelong.