Southcare started as a volunteer organisation over 30 years ago and today volunteers are still the lifeblood of our organisation, keeping us connected and grounded in the community.
Our volunteers are of all ages and from a wide range of social, cultural and personal backgrounds. They have many experiences, wisdoms and stories to share and we value their presence as an integral part of our cultural tapestry and tradition.
Southcare started as a small group of volunteers wanting to make a difference in the community. Today over 100 volunteers still do just that. They help us provide invaluable services to the community such as entirely staffing some areas of our business like the food store, Op Shop and Community Visitors service.
Southcare’s volunteers give their time and experience for many reasons – to share their skills and knowledge, learn new skills, meet new people, find out what’s going on in the community; or because they want to do something for someone else. With this diversity, it means we have a depth of experience and a richness which is always growing as new volunteers join our organisation.
Volunteering is a fantastic way to give back to the community. If you are interested to find out more, call our office on (08) 9450 6233 and speak to the Manager, Community Partnerships and Volunteers and we will get back to you within 24 hours (except weekends).
Volunteers at Southcare are involved with the following services:
- Community Visitors Service
- Social Centre
- Community Drivers/Transport
- Clerical assistance
- Emergency Relief service
- Mankara low food cost store
- Opportunity shop
- Annual Christmas appeal
We are always looking for Volunteers; and at this time, we need Volunteers in particular for our Community Visitors Service. If you are interested in this opportunity, please complete the application for “Friends for Older People” and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
Volunteers for our Community Visitors service will need to:
Enjoy socialising, being a companion, confidante and friend commit to a weekly visit over a 12 month period keep the person they visit connected with the community be reliable over the age of 18 years