Volunteer Opportunities

We’re always looking for people who are passionate about spending time with the elderly in their local community. These are just some of the opportunities available and there’s many more.

To chat to us about one of the roles listed here or to discuss other volunteer opportunities, please call us on 1800 79 33 99 or email volunteer@hammond.com.au  

Braeside Hospital, Prairiewood

  • Physio support
  • Animal pet visitors
  • Social visitors
  • Nail care and hand massage


  • Coffee and tea drinking volunteers
  • Men's group
  • Pet visitors
  • Elvis Presley music enthusiast
  • Key Word Sign language
  • Russian, Serbian, Cantonese, Greek speakers
  • Support our resident choir
  • Fitness and wellbeing exercises
  • Walking companion 
  • Art classes
  • Gardening
  • Music - bring your own instrument
  • Puzzle and board games


  • BBQ lunch on Fridays
  • Social visitors

Greenwich Hospital

  • Social ward visitor
  • Cake servers
  • Walking companions
  • Trolley service


  • Animal pet visitors
  • Cook, chef or baker
  • Mini-bus driver
  • Musician at our Coffee Club
  • Help the elderly attend Catholic Mass
  • Men's group


  • Bingo caller and helper
  • Men's group
  • Social visitors
  • Knit, sow, crochet
  • Conversation - Italian speakers
  • Mini-bus driver


  • High tea
  • Animal pet visitors
  • Fitness fun physio support
  • Gardener (herbs & veggies)
  • Men's group
  • Mini-bus driver

North Turramurra

  • Gardener
  • Knitter, sewer, crochet
  • Musician, entertainer and singer
  • Nail care, hand massage
  • Poetry, reading, newspaper
  • Piano tuner
  • Painter or drawing artist
  • Social visitor

Northern Beaches Palliative Care

Our Northern Beaches Palliative Care Home Support Program, operating out of a cottage on the grounds of Mona Vale Hospital, provides end of life care for patients who wish to remain at home. You may spend time doing the following activities

  • Relate with people in a friendly manner that promotes their self-worth and dignity
  • Watch a movie or go for a leisurely walk
  • Engage in conversation
  • Pet therapy
  • Go out for coffee
  • Play a game
  • Do a craft
  • Spend time in the garden
  • Support people to engage with any activities that are meaningful to them
  • Drive people to and from their home to the cottage on the grounds of Mona Vale Hospital

We welcome volunteers from the Northern Beaches area, from Palm Beach to Manly, to Mona Vale to Killarney Heights, Seaforth to Terrey Hills and everywhere in between.


Social home visitor - HammondCare At Home

Spend time with someone in your local community who may be lonely or socially isolated. Play games, watch a movie, have a cuppa, go for a walk outside – or visit your local coffee shop or men’s shed group as you volunteer.

  • South East Sydney - Sutherland Shire, St George
  • Central Coast - Lake Haven, Gosford, Toukley, Long Jetty, Erina
  • Newcastle - Cardiff, Morisset, Newcastle, Lake Macquarie
  • Central West - Bathurst, Lithgow, Oberon, Cowra, Orange
  • Illawarra & South Coast - Berry, Nowra, Shellharbour, Kiama
  • Newcastle - German speaker

Strathearn Village, Scone

  • Social visitor
  • Gardener
  • Animal pet visitors
  • Reader - books, poetry, newspaper


  • Pet visitors
  • Mini-bus drivers
  • Walking companions
  • Ward visitors at Neringah Hospital
  • Social visitors
  • Physio support
  • Men's shed
  • High tea (monthly)
  • Ex-services visitor

Woy Woy

  • Nail care, hand massage
  • Coffee tea drinkers
  • Knitter, Sitter, Crochet
  • Social visitor
  • Swim support
  • Walking companion
  • Pet visitors - particularly looking for someone to visit with your cat