Volunteering in our aged care homes

HammondCare is dedicated to providing residential aged care for people who can no longer be supported in their own home and who require a greater level of care and support.

As you volunteer and visit residents in one of our care homes or dementia cottages, you may help with a variety of activities.

As part of volunteering in our aged care homes, you may:

  • Screen visitors arriving onsite as a Concierge volunteer
  • Become a friend to residents; visiting and sharing friendship
  • Drive a small minibus
  • Assist with individual and group activities such as exercise programs, shopping trips, games, craft, art, music, movies, discussion groups, cooking and special events
  • Help out with our pastoral care activities
  • Bring along your pet and having a chat with residents
  • Give hand massages and manicures
  • Help in the gardens or assist our property team manager
  • Assist in the office and assist the administration team

We’ll provide access to HammondCare’s online training modules, and when you start onsite as a volunteer you won’t be alone! You’ll have another volunteer or staff member who will be your buddy and introduce you to people and guide you on your volunteering journey. You’ll also be supported by your local Volunteer Coordinator.

Time commitment

Ideally, you’ll be available for at least one hour per week over a 12 month or longer period. This may vary from role-to-role and location, so we encourage you to speak with us about your interests and availability.

Requirements

Volunteers are required to complete a criminal record check, which we can arrange for you. As a residential aged care volunteer, you’ll also need to complete an NDIS Worker Check and we can provide directions on how to complete this check at your local state government service centre.

All HammondCare Volunteers are required to show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination.

How do I get involved?

If you feel that volunteering in residential aged care is right for you, apply to one of our many opportunities or call 1800 793 399 to speak to a Volunteer Coordinator.

Apply now

Locations

Find out more about each of our locations. 

 

Do you have a special skill, interest or hobby that you think would benefit residents? We are always happy to listen to your ideas and work with you to find a role that suits you. What we love is volunteers with passion.