We are extremely fortunate to have more than 2,200 volunteers who donate their time and talents to our services, matching our commitment to care with their own.
The invaluable support provided by our trained volunteers has a significant and positive impact on our clients' and residents' quality of life; without their continuing assistance we would not be able to achieve our current care levels.
Volunteering with Blue Care opens a world of opportunities for you to help others as well as gain experience and develop your own skills.
Volunteers can assist in the following areas:
||Visiting clients on a regular basis and providing social support and practical assistance.
||Providing in-home respite care for families and carers.
||Providing social support and practical assistance for families where a member of the family has a terminal illness.
||Using their own vehicles to transport clients to shops, medical appointments and other outings.
||Assisting in recreational activities such as music, excursions, arts and crafts, meal preparation, concerts etc.
||Assisting clients and staff with recreational activities such as arts and crafts, sewing, music, gardening and canteen work.
||Assisting staff with marketing and fundraising activities such as Blue Care Awareness Week, Seniors Week, distribution of Blue Care leaflets and clerical assistance.
||Assisting staff at centres with data entry, photocopying, filing etc.
Become a volunteer
To become a volunteer you will be initially interviewed by a Blue Care Volunteer Coordinator to ensure that your skills and interests are matched within the environment that will be most rewarding for you.
If you would like to join the Blue Care team, please complete our Volunteer Expression of Interest form or contact your local Blue Care centre.
Government regulations stipulate that all volunteers are required to undergo a probity check prior to commencing. We provide an extensive orientation program which is mandatory for all new volunteers.
Read the latest staff and volunteer stories in Blue Care's quarterly publication Blue Print.
Find out why Blue Care is recognised as an organisation of choice by staff, volunteers and those in need of care.