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Volunteering with CatholicCare
Each year hundreds of people volunteer with CatholicCare Sydney and give generously of their time and energy to make a real difference in the lives of people in need. Our volunteers come from all walks of life but share a common goal: enabling the social and emotional wellbeing of communities, families and individuals living in Sydney.
Who can volunteer?
CatholicCare provides more than 140 programs and support services for the people we serve. Volunteers between the age of 18 and 80 and from all walks of life are most welcome. Whether you’re a retiree, a student or simply someone who wants to give back to your community, volunteering with CatholicCare gives you the opportunity to:
- Contribute and get involved in the community
- See people overcome poverty and suffering
- Make a real difference in people’s lives
- Be part of a team
- Make new friends
- Be productive with your skills
- Be generous with your time
What programs will volunteers be assigned to?
Neighbour Aid Links
Neighbour Aid Links Program is a free home visiting and social support service in Bankstown, Fairfield and Liverpool for people who are frail or aged, isolated or living with a disability. We also provide support to their loved ones who are carers.
As a volunteer, you may be asked to spend time going on weekly or fortnightly social visits in a person’s home, take part in leisure activities such as playing cards or reading together, or even something as simple as calling someone to have a chat.
Community Visitors Scheme
Community Visitors Scheme Program is a national program funded by the Australian Government. The Scheme is committed to enriching the lives of residents of Aged Care Facilities and those who are receiving Home Care Packages.
As a volunteer community visitor, you will be asked to spend time at least once a fortnight visiting Residents or Home Care Recipients in Sydney’s South and Inner West areas. During the visit, you’ll provide companionship while taking part in leisure activities with the person. Activities may include reading, playing games, listening to music together, taking a walk or just having a chat.
Contact CatholicCare Volunteers
For more information, or to enquire about becoming a volunteer with us, you can call (02) 8778 4222, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.