Volunteering

Are you keen to become a volunteer? Do you want to help enrich the lives of older people? Then Elderbloom could be the place for you.

We rely on the enthusiastic support of our volunteers. Elderbloom has many volunteers who dedicate their time to residents and clients at our care facilities.

The benefits of volunteering

Research published in 2013 showed that volunteers experience a greater sense of wellbeing and are generally healthier too! It's clear to us that our volunteers bring sunshine into the lives of our residents and clients, and that everyone benefits.

Volunteers become part of the team, making a real difference and enjoying the positives and rewarding friendship of the Elderbloom community.

We focus on your needs too, so that we can help you achieve your aspirations as a volunteer.

How you can help

You don't need any formal qualifications to be an Elderbloom volunteer. You just need to be matched to the right role for you, able to turn every encounter into an opportunity to brighten someone's day, and willing to pitch in and help - always with a smile!

We will make every effort to match volunteers and residents or clients based on mutual interests, skills, availability and location, as well as our requirements, to ensure a mutually beneficial and rewarding relationship.

Possible volunteer opportunities include (but are not limited to) assisting with:

  • Group activity programs (e.g. board games, exercise groups, quizzes, men's group, craft and art)
  • Music and singing
  • Lunches or morning / afternoon teas
  • Special events and celebrations (e.g. birthday parties, happy hour, Melbourne Cup)
  • One-on-one social support
  • Administrative support (e.g. filing)
  • Home-help (e.g. maintenance, cleaning, sorting, sewing)
  • Church services

To find out more about volunteering at Elerbloom, call any of our care centres and ask for the Manager.