Examples of how you can volunteer
Our Volunteers enhance the lives of our Residents everyday by visiting them one on one and contributing to activities in our Lifestyle program and Residential Aged Care Communities
Our Residential Aged Care Community are based in:
- Devonport, Tasmania
- Doncaster East
- East Devonport
- Frankston South
As a Volunteer you can use your energy, skills and life experience in many different ways, to really make a difference in the lives of people in your community.
Opportunities to help are as follows:
- Do you love to meet new people? Our Volunteers visit Residents who have very few visitors, are lonely and look forward to having a chat with someone
- Are you creative? Our Volunteers support craft and art groups at our residential sites for our Residents
- Volunteers take Residents on outings, to the movies, out for a coffee or to appointments. They may also assist with Bus trips with our Residents
- Our Communities have lovely gardens and Volunteers help our Residents with gardening groups and activities
- Helping on reception on weekends – Our Volunteers greet Visitors, Families and Volunteers and help to respond to questions
- Adopting a Grandpa or Grandma - Volunteers adopt a special Resident as their Grandpa or Grandma by visiting men and women who live in our communities. They chat, play board games or on the Wii with them for an hour or so each fortnight.
- Participating in the My Mum or Dad’s a hero program- Demonstrate global citizenship to your kids by bringing them to one of our Residential Aged Care Communities to spend time and bringing laughter and joy to our Residents
- Are you inspired by technology? Volunteers help us to connect our Residents with their interstate or international families via technology and communications tools. Volunteers also assist us with our virtual reality experiences for our Residences
- Day care or Preschool centre groups- Our Residents love little children and so we invite Preschool children, mothers groups and play groups into our Residential Aged Care Communities to spend time with our Residents.
To apply please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We believe that every child and every childhood is precious. We are in urgent need of foster carers in Melbourne's Northern and Western suburbs and in Tasmania.
Our foster carers come from all types of backgrounds, situations and walks of life.
You can provide foster care full time, part time or simply support a foster family by assisting with babysitting, tutoring, transports to school or sports activities or just providing a helping hand occasionally.
There are different types of foster care that suit different households. We can help you understand what foster care option is right for you:
- respite care (for example, one weekend per month)
- emergency care
- short term care (3–6 months)
- longer term care (6 months and more)
- friends of foster carers (for example, helping other carers with the school run).
You can also note a preference on the age and gender of children that join your household.
Foster carers are required to be over 21 years of age, have adequate space in their home, have no criminal record, and pass a police and working with children check.
Please visit our foster care page for more information.
Sanctuary is committed to establishing a model of community-based support for people seeking asylum, as a viable and sustainable alternative to homelessness and destitution. As part of this commitment we are partnering with individuals in the community who have a strong alignment to human rights issues and the objective of supporting people seeking asylum to integrate into our community, achieve safety, rebuild their lives and flourish.
Sanctuary offers transitional accommodation to 75 unaccompanied men and one family who are seeking asylum, awaiting an outcome on their Protection Visa application. Housing and a range of supports are offered in two sites in Preston and Brunswick. We are also now partnering with church communities to offer dispersed housing in other suburbs. We work with residents to empower them to learn English, gain employment and obtain independent housing, as well as creating a socially cohesive environment in which people are free to belong and to participate.
Our range of volunteer roles is growing fast and now includes casework, English teaching and tutoring, gardening, small carpentry and maintenance projects, food collection and distribution, art, bushwalking and employment mentoring.
For more information about becoming a Baptcare volunteer with Sanctuary, please contact 03 8480 9010 or 0439 038 677.