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 BASScare please contact Debbie Hall, Coordinator of Volunteers on 03 9880 4707.

Alternatively you may complete this form and we will contact you.

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

Meals on Wheels Driver

Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays

Our Meals on Wheels Driver will deliver a nutritious meal to the older community living in Balwyn North and surrounding suburbs to further help them remain independent, reduce loneliness and provide a welfare check. Read More

Brain Games Presenter

Mondays

Do you have a keen interest in trivia and general knowledge?  This is an opportunity to connect and enhance the quality of life to our older clients who are wishing to stay engaged and active.  You will need to be available Monday afternoons. Read More

Dementia Respite 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

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

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

Volunteer Bus Jockey-Day Outing Program

Monday, Thursday or Friday 1.00pm - 4.00pm

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

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

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

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