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Volunteer Planned Activity Group (PAG)

  • Location: Brunswick East VIC
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Indigenous Australians
  • Time Required

    Require volunteers for Tuesdays and Fridays and also male volunteers for Men’s Shed on Wednesdays. Happy to take on new volunteers for all days. Minimum of 3 months committment.

  • Suitable for
    • Travelling Volunteers
    • Centrelink Volunteers
    • Wheelchair Access
  • Type of work
    • Seniors & Aged Care
    • Driving & Transportation
    • Arts, Craft & Photography
    • Food Preparation & Service
    • Trades & Maintenance
    • Companionship & Social Support
  • Training

    First Aid, Cultural Awareness and Elder Abuse, Food Hygiene, Fire (Depending on what time of year)

  • Reimbursement

    Free lunch provided for all volunteers

  • Requirements
    • National Police Certificate *
    • Driver's Licence (C)

    Volunteers need to be able to work within and maintain a safe work environment. Reasonable physical health and mobility is desirable. Some special needs can be supported. (Please discuss with our Volunteer Coordinator)

    Polite and clear basic oral communication skills, an ability to follow basic oral instructions and to work with limited supervision are required.

    Your commitment to our core values of social equity, cultural respect and community participation are a must.

    Appointment is subject to satisfactory police records check prior to commencing.

    * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

The Aboriginal Community Elders Services (ACES) is the only Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander community organisation set within an urban setting which provides all three aged care programs from the one site:

  • Residential Care Services
  • Community Aged Care ( also known as Koori Community Aged Care Program or KCACP) and
  • Home and Community Care (HACC) Planned Activity Groups ( also known as PAG)

We are based in Brunswick East in beautiful surroundings. Come along and join us within a friendly and interesting cultured environment. Your contribution to ACES will help increase recipient’s self- esteem, connection with the community and will enhance their sense of well-being.

Specific Tasks & Duties Volunteers can take on or learn about a range of duties depending on their abilities and interests:

  • Provide day-to-day support to clients in line with their daily support needs;
  • Promote positive daily routines & structure which are meaningful & purposeful to the individual;
  • Promote and support clients in ways which always respects their dignity and privacy;
  • Provide in-house activities;
  • Assist in the development of recreation resource materials and
  • Work with clients and staff in a cooperative and supportive manner.

Assist with

  • Serving meals
  • Setting/ clearing tables
  • Morning teas
  • Elders activities ie: art & craft activities, games etc
  • Other Planned Activity Group workers with daily duties
  • Elders with outings/ excursions
  • Engage conversation with elders as appropriate
  • Driving clients to appointments/ activities