BASScare still have a number of Volunteer Programs on pause, as a result of temporary site closures associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are slowly resuming limited services from mid-July, in accordance with Department of Health Guidelines and Government Regulations.

We welcome new Volunteer applications, however cannot provide a time line with respect to when your application will be processed.

Given the need for social distancing we kindly ask that an applications be forwarded via email or post.

All potential volunteers are required to:

  • Submit an application form,
  • Obtain a valid Police check, (BASScare carry this out on your behalf at no cost),
  • Attend a short screening interview approx. 45 min aimed at finding a suitable role,
  • Provide contact details for 2 Referees (non-related), and
  • Complete any necessary training and onsite induction prior to commencement.

For further information, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator: Deb Hall


Phone 0447 503 741 (Note: Deb is only available on Monday, Tuesday or Thursdays)

Mailing Address: PO Box 304, Canterbury Vic 3126

Given office closures we kindly request that you do not attend any of our sites to return forms at this time.

Please see below links for Covid-19 process updates:

Volunteer Handbook COVID-19

Canterbury Meals on Wheels Checklist

Marwal Meals on Wheels Checklist



May 2020 Volunteer Newsletter

Click here for the May Volunteer Newsletter packed with interested events and information.



BASScare would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your time and dedication volunteering with us. You truly make a world of difference in the lives of the local community accessing our services. BASScare Volunteers were chosen to be featured in the City of Boroondara Thank you message to all Volunteers in Boroondara. We are so proud that our Volunteers and volunteer program were showcased in this way.


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 0447 503 741.

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:

Exercise Assistants


Do you enjoy exercise and making a difference in other people's lives? We run Exercise Classes four days per week and our Exercise Assistant roles are available for short and long programs that are run during the year across 3 locations. Emergency and fill in roles are also available during the year. As this is a popular volunteering activity, we also maintain a waiting list so please enquire if interested. Read More

Skills & Hobbies to Share?


We value the experiences, skills and knowledge of our Volunteers and are curious to find individuals wanting to share their special hobby or skill with our residents. This role would suit anyone wanting to volunteer and work alongside or teach older people living in residential aged care. Read More

Happy Hour Volunteer

Thursday or Friday 1.30-3.30 PMWeekly

Do you enjoy hosting drinks and are happy to lend our staff a hand? We need helpers for happy hour and larger events eg: garden parties and yearly events at Faversham House. Provide residents with a smiling face, good conversation and some bubbly. Provide staff with a helping hand and support. Read More

Dining Room Volunteer


Engage and help serve our clients a 3 course lunch. If you love a chat and serving people (without the cooking), this could be the role for you. The role includes: setting tables, greeting clients, taking orders, serving and clearing up meals whilst engaging in conversation and you can leave the dishes to us. Read More

BINGO! Volunteer

Tuesday 1.00-3.00 PMFortnightly

BINGO! Are you loud, energetic & can get a crowd excited? We need your help to call out the Bingo numbers. Why not have a little fun with our residents and get them engaged in this social activity. 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