Enrich your life by volunteering in residential aged care
Residents in aged care need companionship. They value special time spent with visitors, such as family, friends or other members of the community. To support this, the Australian Government is encouraging the return of volunteers, and inviting new volunteers into residential aged care facilities.
About the Program
The Re-engaging Volunteers into Residential Aged Care Facilities Program is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health and is proudly delivered by the volunteering peak bodies.
The program has been established nationwide to provide non-clinical social and emotional support to older people living in Residential Aged Care Facilities and re-engage volunteers with the aged care sector.
Why it is important
Volunteers have long been an essential part of the aged care system and will continue to play an important role in providing assistance, companionship and support to residents, essential to the wellbeing of older people. The volunteer program seeks to complement, not replicate, or replace the paid workforce.