ID: 213938

Activity Support Volunteer (Coomera & Mt Gravatt)

Seniors & Aged Care Regular - more than 6 months Across: Coomera QLD, Mount Gravatt QLD

About this opportunity

Volunteer to change lives. Yours included.

This volunteer opportunity will help to assist the Respite Care Team to ensure every day is an opportunity for the people in our care to life their best life while participating in various social and recreational activities.

Volunteers support participants attending the Respite Centre to actively take part in various social and recreational activities both in-centre and out and about in the community.

Activities in-centre can include: bingo, card and board games, puzzles and other memory support games, movies, concerts, celebrating special events, lawn bowls, mini golf etc

Activities out-of-centre can include: shopping excursions, dining out at cafes, clubs and restaurants, tourist attractions, parks, going for drives etc

What you’ll be doing:

  • Assist with set up and pack away of resources for activities
  • Encourage participants to actively engage in activities& make social connections with their peers
  • Assist with the preparation and service of light refreshments (tea, coffee, lunch etc)
  • Assist with escorting participants on outings as directed by the Respite Care Team

🎁 What’s in it for you?

Experience the joy of making a meaningful difference

☑️ Requirements of this role include:

  • No previous experience in Aged Care or related fields is required. However, applicants should demonstrate the ability to connect with frail aged and elderly people, some who may experience dementia, in ways which are respectful and empathetic.

An initial interview following application will be conducted by the Volunteer Coordinator, followed by a meet and greet on site with the Respite Care Team.

A police check is essential prior to commencement. The Volunteer Coordinator will assist applicants with this check which is free to volunteers.

Uniting Care Orientation Training is mandatory prior to commencement and will be delivered by the Volunteer Coordinator either online or face-to-face.

UnitingCare values diversity in our organisation and we have some principles in place that will help to promote both inclusion and access. If you have any other accessibility requirements, please discuss these at the time of the interview.


Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *. NDIS screening check .

No previous experience in Aged Care or related fields is required. However, applicants should demonstrate the ability to connect with frail aged and elderly people, some who may experience dementia, in ways which are respectful and empathetic.

An initial interview following application will be conducted by the Volunteer Coordinator, followed by a meet and greet on site with the Respite Care Team.

A police check is essential prior to commencement. The Volunteer Coordinator will assist applicants with this check which is free to volunteers.

Uniting Care Orientation Training is mandatory prior to commencement and will be delivered by the Volunteer Coordinator either online or face-to-face.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

💍 Commitment: Get started from as little as 3-4 hours Fortnightly

Suitable for
  • People Learning English
  • People with disability
  • Work Experience
  • Young adults, 18 - 24
Type of work
  • Arts, Craft & Photography
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Seniors & Aged Care