Volunteering

Anglican Care’s 350+ fantastic volunteers are an integral part of our organisation.  Without them, many of the additional services and new friendships we are able to offer at Anglican Care would be impossible.

Self worth, great fun, friendships and job opportunities can all be part of getting involved with our wonderful staff and aged care community.

There are numerous ways you can become involved with Anglican Care including: assisting with craft activities, becoming part of our Ladies Auxiliary, reading books or poetry, playing games, visiting people living in the community just to name a few.

You may even have a hobby or skill that you would like to have added to our lifestyle and wellbeing programs! Feel free to let us know.

If you are interested in volunteering with Anglican Care or you would like to have a look at our Volunteering brochure, please contact our Volunteer Administrator, Chrystine Banning on 4958 0035 or register your details below.

Days and times are negotiated to suit the needs of YOU, the volunteer, our residents, consumers and staff.

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Meet some of special volunteers

Daphne Fitzpatrick

Daphne has been with Anglican Care in a volunteering capacity since 1996.  Daphne has a long history and connection with Anglican Care, having worked for the organisation prior to her retirement and is now living as a Retirement Living resident.

Daphne volunteers at a number of Anglican Care’s residential aged care homes and assists with lifestyle and wellbeing programs, including bus trips, sing-a-longs, socialising with residents, reminiscing and as a ‘trolley lady’.  She is also a member of the Anglican Care Hunter Auxiliary. This dedicated group has raised in excess of $300,000 for Anglican Care since 1998 and holds approximately 10 special events per year to raise monies to fund initiatives that contribute to improving the quality of life of our residents and consumers.

When asked why she volunteers, Daphne states that she just loves people, she is a people person and just wants to help people if she can.

Stephen Mendham

Stephen has been volunteering with Anglican Care for the past 10 years.  Stephen volunteers twice a week at Anglican Care’s C A Brown residential aged care home, has volunteered at Carey Bay Gardens and has recently commenced volunteering in the community with people receiving a home care package.

Much admired for the time and energy which he devotes to improving the quality of life of our residents and consumers, Stephen is able to connect with people on a very personal level. He takes the time to find out what our residents and consumers interests and past-times were, endeavouring to find ways in which they can, once again, enjoy these interests.  Stephen often spends many hours of his own time gathering books, sheet music (for those people that can still play the piano), movies and LP records.

Some of the activities that Stephen undertakes include:

  • Taking residents and consumers out into the community to relevant venues of their choice, such as: art galleries, antique shops and coffee shops
  • Bringing books and movies in for our residents to enjoy
  • Assisting people to play dominos
  • Bus outings
  • Meal assists
  • Reads articles from papers and magazines
  • Chatting and reminiscing about memories and past experiences
  • Interacting with residents and encouraging them to participate in activities
  • Bringing in fresh cut flowers from his garden to brighten the day of our residents

Robyn Fernance