Contribute your time and skills toward a worthy cause.
Volunteers are a vital and valued part of St John’s Community Care team. We are proud to welcome caring community minded people to join us in our many programs and activities.
Specific tasks and roles will vary in response to individual client needs and volunteer preferences. Opportunities exist for volunteering across all programs and activities within St Johns Community Care.
St Johns Community Care requires volunteers to attain a First Aid Certificate, Blue Card with the Yellow Card exemption, Federal Police Clearance Certificate, General Drivers Authority License. The organisation pays for the police screening and First Aid and Drivers Authority are reimbursed over time.
Volunteers can pick up an application pack which includes applications for all of these requirements and then attend an Induction day where Manual Handling and Medication Training are provided.
Volunteers are strongly encouraged to view themselves as part of a team and ensure that there is good communication with the Volunteers Team Leader and the Coordinator or Team Leader of the specific program in which they volunteer.
Irene has been serving at St John’s Community Care regularly for almost three years, inspired by the joy she can bring to clients as well as her own feelings of self-worth. She loves pampering the seniors, who remind Irene of her late mother.
Simply helping others and not expecting payment in return is what inspires Kathryn to volunteer. She began serving at St John’s Community Care as a 68 year-old in 2018. Kathryn believes receiving thanks in return for finishing a task is enough of a reward for her efforts.
Katrina initially began volunteering two years ago to keep her administration skills updated while she was out of work. Today, she continues to serve because she enjoys seeing the clients, mixing with people from different backgrounds and helping staff achieve their goals. Plus, she believes the work keeps her brain active.
Phil volunteers in the Multicultural Access Service program. He has a long and rich history of community service, which he feels duty-bound to do. He’s been involved with St John’s Community Care for more than 15 years! Phil enjoys taking part in the calendar of events as well as refereeing soccer games. He recalls having to hand out a red card during one such senior’s game.