Be involved in your community…
Enjoy Great Personal Satisfaction…
Gain Valuable Work Experience…
BECOME A VOLUNTEER !
Approximately 150 registered volunteers provide valuable support to staff in enhancing the quality of life for residents and patients.
The minimum age for volunteers is 18 years. Reliability and commitment are essential. We offer ongoing training, support and social options. Criminal History Checks are mandatory for all volunteers.
Volunteer in our Residential Units
- Provide one to one companionship, have a chat, share an interest, read, help with correspondence, do a cross word together, play cards or assist with computer skills.
- Join the ‘Life Story project’. Use your interest in writing, listening and history to help older people tell their stories. Computer skills preferred.
- Involve yourself with a small group of people reading poetry, playing bingo, making a mural, singing together, cooking or other activities.
- Assist people with their meals or some exercise.
- Entertain residents with your particular talents: magic, music, dance, singalongs, choirs.
- Share your well behaved pooch with residents who enjoy the company of animals.
- Borrow library material from Castlemaine Library for residents with specific interests.
- Welcome new residents and help them adjust to their new home.
Volunteer with people living in the community
Volunteers also work in the community.
Volunteers may choose from a wide range of activities in which to become involved.
One to one social support
- Provide companionship and conversation, share interests and activities with an older person living at home in the community.
- Become part of a small group of weekly walkers. Volunteers are matched to an older person for exercise and companionship followed by a cuppa at a local cafe.
Adult Day Services
- Assist program workers in Castlemaine, Campbells Creek, and Harcourt with activities including art, craft, quizzes, outings, conversation, companionship, exercises, meals and more. Clients include frail older people, carers and younger adults with a disability.
- Assist carers of a terminally ill person living in the community with practical help, companionship, comfort and compassion. Special training required. Limited opportunities.
Other options include
- Art & Craft
- Companionship & Conversation
- Computer assistance for residents
- Café & Lolly Trolley
- Cuddle Mums
- Exercise Programs
- Listening Programs
- Mobile Library to residential units
- Pastoral Care (delegates of church congregations)
- Pet Therapy
- Planned Activity Group
- Public Relations and Quality projects
- Recreation/Leisure Activities
- Social Hospital Visiting
- Special Events
Volunteer at the Hospital
Assist with simple food preparation, coffee making, cash register, and customer service. Minor cleaning involved. Food handling certificate required.
Drive and escort clients to medical appointments and other approved activities. Fleet cars used.
Other volunteering options
- Pastoral care through local churches
- Administrative assistance
- Surveying residents
- Special projects and events
- Library Trolley and Lolly Trolley
New ideas for volunteer involvement welcome.
Become a Volunteer now at Castlemaine Health and make a difference
For more information please contact …
Phone (03) 5471 1565.
Or use our Freepost box:
REPLY PAID 4,
PO Box 50,