at Yackandandah Health
Yackandandah Health has a thriving volunteer community. We have volunteers serving in a diverse range of programs and we are always interested in hearing from members of the community who are seeking a fulfilling volunteer role.
The essential elements of volunteering include providing a service to the community because you want to, without monetary reward. Volunteering is all about gaining a sense of satisfaction by helping others and having fun at the same time. It is also a valuable opportunity to learn new and important life skills.
Volunteers from the community are currently needed in all our program areas. We can link you to the right program to use your talents. Contact us for more information.
Types of volunteer roles:
If you have limited time but would still like to volunteer your time and skills, you may wish to consider registering your interest in some of our short-term projects which don’t require long term commitment. These projects are varied and assist in all facets of the business.
AGED CARE VOLUNTEER
If you are able to spare even half an hour now and then to be a companion for someone, to have a chat, to walk or wheel our residents, to help with craft activities or bus outings, or just to listen – we would love to hear from you.
If you would like to develop a friendship with one of our residents, enabling them to remain part of the community our pastoral care program may be for you.
LIFESTYLE & LEISURE
Do you play a musical instrument, play cards, play bowls, enjoy cooking, reading or arranging flowers? Or do you have another talent or skill that our residents may enjoy learning and doing?
ASSISTANCE WITH MEALS
Some of our residents need help with their meals. Volunteers are needed for up to 1 hour at midday for lunch and 5:00 pm for dinner. We will provide training and support.
Use our vehicles to drive our residents to appointments, etc.
Computer, filing, organising fundraising events.
working with our residents and gardener to weed, prune, plant and generally tidy-up the outdoor spaces.
Requirements of a Volunteer
- 16 years and older (anyone under 18 must have permission from a parent or guardian).
- Undergo a National Volunteer Police Check - paid for by Yackandandah Health.
- Commit to a minimum of six months service and a minimum of 3 hours a fortnight.
- Complete relevant orientation and training.
- Sign and agree to our confidentiality agreement.
- Keep us updated with any changes in availability or contact details.
- Insurance for volunteers is held by the organisation - volunteers are encouraged to find out details.
- Currently insurance for volunteers over 80 years of age is limited.
How to apply to be a Volunteer with Yackandandah Health:
The service and support provided by our volunteers is greatly valued by our residents, their families and staff. It also benefits our volunteers, who report that they also enjoy their role.
If you are interested in a volunteer role with Yackandandah Health, please contact us, we would love to hear from you!