Volunteer

Volunteer

Volunteer

Volunteers are central to the provision of this program; they transport group participants to and from their homes and support them as they enjoy their social activity.

As a volunteer for a typical social activity, you would pick up between 1 and 3 participants, transport them to the venue, enjoy the activity with them, ensuring they are included in conversation and then drive them home afterwards. This allows a door to door social experience for participants, many of whom are well over 80 years old and all of whom find it difficult to get out and socialise.

May we encourage you to peruse the selection of activity groups outlined below to see which best appeals to you.  Your commitment may be large or small; you have the option of using your own vehicle or a Doncare vehicle (depending on availability). Volunteers receive training through a ‘buddy’ system when they commence and access to regular training courses for which expenses can be reimbursed.  You will get to meet some amazing people – both participants and fellow volunteers.

SOCIAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY GROUPS  

Group

Venue

Approx. Time including travel

Frequency

Monday Lunch Group

Local eateries and hotels

Monday

11am –3 pm

Fortnightly

Carramar

A local church hall

Tuesday

10am – 3 pm

Weekly

Happy Wanderers

Variety of venues

Tuesday

10am – 3pm

Fortnightly

Light Walking Group

Local parks and cafes

Tuesday

9am – 12 pm

Fortnightly

Tuesday Friends Lunch Group

Local hotels and RSLs

Tuesday

11am – 3pm

Fortnightly

Chinese Walking Group

A local church hall and a variety of parks

Wednesday

9am – 12 pm

Weekly

Wednesday Lunch Group

Local hotels and RSLs

Wednesday

11am – 3pm

Fortnightly

Wednesday 2 Lunch Group

Local hotels and RSLs

Wednesday

11am – 3pm

Fortnightly

Café Perks

Local cafes

Thursday

1 pm – 4 pm

Fortnightly

Movie Group

Doncaster or

Waverley cinema

Friday 9am – 4pm (depending on movie time)

Monthly

Saturday Club

Local hotels and RSLs

Saturday

11.00am – 3pm

Weekly

All prospective volunteers are individually interviewed prior to program involvement and must undergo a police check, which will be arranged and paid for by Doncare.  For further information, contact the Social Support Manager at Doncare on 9856 1500.