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Organisation : VMCH (Villa Maria Catholic Homes)

Location : Melbourne (Prahran)

Time required : Flexible

Duration of project : Ongoing

Sector : Aged Care & Seniors

About the role

Are you a compassionate person with some time to give?

Our new palliative care service, O’Neill House in Prahran, is opening soon and we’re looking for volunteers to fill a variety of new and fulfilling roles! You will be part of a special team, volunteering non-clinical support, care and practical help for people at the last stage of their lives, and their loved ones.

There is a huge variety of roles, with tasks including: companionship, respite care for families, making cups of tea, baking cakes, creating art, playing music, poetry reading, arranging fresh flowers, tidying up, mending clothes, restocking fridges, gardening, hand massage, accompanying residents to the Chapel, assisting with technology, animal visits, delivering books, culturally linguistic roles, to name a few!

All volunteers will be given a full induction and ongoing support. Volunteers need to undertake three, three-hour workshops prior to starting their roles in late June.

Screening checks, including a police check and other relevant compliance checks, must be undertaken prior to commencement.

If you’re interested, please call 1800 036 377 or email volunteers@vmch.com.au

About the organisation

Organisation name : VMCH (Villa Maria Catholic Homes)

Here at VMCH, our services are as diverse as the people we support.

Our values underpin the work we do.  As a Catholic not for profit organisation, compassion, respect and inclusion aren’t just words to us, they guide us in everything we do.

While we’ve been around for over a century, we’re always moving forward.  Always staying true to who we are by supporting people and families to live their best lives; providing a place to call home and spaces to learn and grow.

Our professional and compassionate teams are with you on your life journey; helping you with a wide range of support from early learning and therapy, specialist education, disability services, affordable homes, residential aged care, retirement living and at-home aged care.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this volunteering opportunity.


Please quote in application: Palliative Care volunteers via Pro Bono Australia.


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