Volunteer Opportunities

Do you have some spare time on a regular basis? We have a vibrant group of dedicated volunteers and are grateful for their generous assistance but we are always looking for more help.

Our Volunteers are involved in many activities including, delivering Meals on Wheels; providing companionship; accompanying clients on our organised day trips; providing transport; offering friendship; participating in programs that enhance the well being of our clients. We are also very open to you suggesting how you may like to contribute to our programs if you have a specific skill or area of interest to share.

If you are interested in finding out more about any of our volunteering opportunities at BASS Care please contact Janet Crago, Co-ordinator of Volunteers on 03 9880 4707.

We are in urgent need of volunteers to join our existing volunteers in these roles:

January 24, 2018

Dementia Day Outing Volunteer

Friday 9.30am - 3.30pm

We are looking for support for our Dementia Day Outings. You will need to assist clients on and off the bus, assist with lunch and provide social support also. Do you have great communication skills and a desire to committing to providing those living with dementia a fun and supportive day out? Read More

January 24, 2018

Dementia Specific Program Assistant

Thursdays 9.30am-3.30pm

Encouraging the clients to be as independent as possible in an activities based day. Playing games, completing quizzes, having a sing-a-long and more. The volunteer's main role is to provide social support and assist with preparation and clean up. Read More

January 24, 2018

Learn, Laugh, Lunch Volunteer

Wednesday 9.30am-3.30pmFlexible

Learn, Laugh, Lunch is a respite service offered for our clients and their carers. The volunteer will assist BASScare to provide social support and elder care. Read More

January 24, 2018

Bilingual Volunteer Visitors

As agreed upon

Are you bilingual or multilingual? This role provides you with an opportunity to socialise with an elder resident and converse in their natural language. Regular visits can be over a cup of tea or coffee, during a walk in the fresh air or whilst you are participating in a puzzle, game or craft activity. Read More

January 24, 2018

Volunteer Bus Jockey-Day Outing Program

Fridays 1.00pm - 4.00pmOnce a month

Assisting the mini bus driver with directions. Assisting elderly clients on and off the bus. Provide social interaction and support on their day outing. Read More

January 22, 2018

Day Outings Assistant

Tuesdays and Fridays between 12.30 - 3.30pmWeekly

The tasks and responsibilities of the Day Outings Volunteer include providing social interaction and support for clients first and foremost whilst we take them on a scenic drive to places of interest. The volunteer will assist clients on and off the bus and may be asked to assist the mini bus driver with directions. Please note this is a non-driving role. Read More

January 22, 2018

Exercise Assistant

Fridays 9:45am -11:30amWeekly

The exercise classes aim to assist the resident in building their strength, gross motor skills, balance and provides a positive and motivating environment which can improve the quality of their mental health. By volunteering your time you can develop your passion for exercise and healthy living and make an impact in the resident's life. The volunteer will develop their skills in elder care, communication, problem solving, planning and organisation, leadership, management, interpersonal skills, creativity, mentoring and coaching skills. Read More

January 22, 2018

Volunteer Visitors

Mondays 9.00am - 10.30amWeekly

Become one of our Volunteer Visitors and we will pair you with a resident that you can meet regularly for a bit of a chat over tea or coffee, a walk in the fresh air, or enjoy working on puzzles, games or craft activities together. You can make a positive impact in a residents life by providing them with the opportunity to socialize with new people and develop friendship. Read More

January 22, 2018

Volunteer Assisted Memory Unit Visitors

Flexible time and day

Can you spend some time with our residents living with dementia? Tasks include talking to residents living with dementia, reading books, watching short films and assisting with meals. Read More

January 22, 2018

Volunteer Gardeners

Any day, any time.

Basscare requires volunteers to assist residents with gardening. Are you friendly and outgoing, have some general garden knowledge and would like to work outdoors assisting the residents to look after their garden? Read More

January 22, 2018

Computer Kiosk Tutor

Thursdays and FridaysWeekly

Are you experienced with technology and would like to assist elderly members of the community to learn and develop their skills in using technology such as FaceTime, Google search and how to download and use apps? This is an opportunity to help residents of the Boroondara community become more digitally engaged and be able to connect with their family, friends and community. Read More