Volunteers are an important part of NCCCA and make an invaluable contribution to the services we offer. Our volunteers generously give their time and expertise to really make a difference to the people we support.

Volunteering opportunities can be short-term or ongoing across:

  • Residential care
  • Community services, including Meals on Wheels; and
  • Transport.

You can volunteer in a diverse range of roles, which may include:

  • Spending time with residents within our Residential Aged Care Facilities including taking them for walks/wheelchairs in the sun or providing companionship in consumers homes.
  • Providing transport including driving vehicle/bus, escort/assistance for bus outings.
  • Delivering Meals on Wheels
  • Running or participating in specific programs, including pets as therapy programs (outside paid services), nail care and hand massage.
  • Operating services such as kiosks or cafes.
  • Assisting with technology
  • Gardening and outdoor maintenance.
  • Making arts and crafts.
  • Running cooking demonstrations.
  • Fundraising endeavours.
  • Answering telephones and taking messages.

All volunteers will be given an induction and ongoing support. Screening, including a police check, together with influenza and Covid-19 vaccinations, must be undertaken prior to commencement.

If you can only spare a couple of hours a week or you’re able to offer frequent, daily support, if you’re passionate about making a difference to the lives of others then we’d love to hear from you.

To register your interest in volunteering with us, please complete our Volunteer Application Form and send to volunteer@nccca.com.au or return to one of our locations and we will be in touch with you shortly.  We would love to have you join us and help make a positive difference to the lives of others.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Volunteer?

People choose to volunteer with us for a variety of reasons, including:

  • An opportunity to give something back and connect with your community
  • Meeting new and interesting and like-minded people
  • Staying active and purposeful
  • Being part of a great team
  • Enhancing work skills in readiness for the workforce
  • Sharing their talents or specific interest
  • Making a difference to those in need
How much time do I need to commit to?

Depending on the type of volunteer role, on average we ask for approximately a two to four hour weekly commitment. We recognise people all have different availability due to personal circumstances such as work, family commitments etc. and so we work with applicants to find a role that suits them.

I’m a little nervous, how will I be supported?

You will receive an induction and ongoing support from your supervisor, staff and fellow volunteers.

Am I allowed to offer personal care?

No, personal care is not permitted. Volunteer roles are strictly for social companionship and support only.

What rights do I have as a volunteer?

All volunteers, employees, contractors, students, people living in NCCCA residences or using our services have the same rights. These include to be treated with respect and dignity, to be in a safe environment, free from discrimination, harassment and abuse. Volunteers are also given access to organisational policies and procedures, including Health and Safety and Code of Conduct in the workplace.

What are the benefits of volunteering at NCCCA?

You will be part of a caring and supportive team of like-minded individuals who are fully committed to making a difference to the lives of those in need. Best of all, you will gain new skills, knowledge, recognition and experiences and make new friends and have some fun along the way!