Volunteering

Volunteering at RusCare Ltd

Do you like to go for walks?
Do you like to read?
Do you have a spare hour or two every couple of weeks?
Can you cook?
Do you have a craft talent?
Can you assist a resident/client with an outing?
Can you sing or play an instrument?
Are you a good listener?
Do you speak another language other than English?

Residential aged care provides for elderly and disabled Australians who are no longer able to live at home.

As a result of the support provided by a number of community care programs, people are not entering aged care facilities until they are quite frail. We are also seeing many more people with dementia in residential care.  With so many frail residents it is becoming more difficult for staff to provide all Residents with individualised time and a wide range of activities, within or outside the facility.

Volunteers assist us to provide increased opportunities for the Residents to enjoy their lives.  Wherever possible the skills and interests of Volunteers are matched with Residents together with meaningful tasks for individual Residents or groups of Residents.

Volunteers must be aware of the limitations of their role and must not perform tasks that they do not have training or skills / experience in.  For example, you will not be asked to provide personal care such as changing continence pads. The Lifestyle Manager will provide guidance and support related to appropriate tasks. Volunteers for community care assist with providing support to people in the Russian Community. The centre hosts many programs, and runs a CHSP service.

Dedicated hearts like yours are not so easy to find
It takes a special person to be so generous and kind
To care so much for your fellow man is a quality all too rare
Yet you give of your time and talents for all in need to share
So thank you for being a Volunteer we’re privileged to work with you
We want you to know how appreciated you are not just today, but the whole year through.
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