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:
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
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
Live local to Canterbury? Are you a learner driver needing to up your hours? or just want a short volunteer role once a month to keep you active? We are after a Bread Collector Volunteer! The volunteer will attend a local bakery to collect unsold bread and rolls and drop off at our centre for BASScare to redistribute to our Meals on Wheels clients. Read More
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
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
Assist in the dining room with set up and pack up for our Carers Support Group. Carers Support offers time out for those caring for individuals living with Dementia which is an extremely complex disease. This monthly meet up allows carers to discuss concerns, take time out for themselves and to catch up with like minded individuals. You will provide support through listening and assist in the dining room with meal serving and conversation. Read More
Do you have a keen interest in trivia and general knowledge? OR Have you always wanted to host your own game show? This is an opportunity to connect and enhance the quality of life of our older clients who are wishing to stay engaged and active. You will need to be available Monday afternoons. Read More
Do you have great communication skills and a desire to committing to providing those living with dementia a fun and supportive day out? 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. Read More
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
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