Address:  Living Well Respite Centre - 88 Allied Drive, Arundel Qld 4214.

We are looking for experienced Complementary Therapists who are interested in volunteering to deliver specialized therapies to the guests and their home carers at the Living Well Respite Centre.


About Living Well Respite Centre
Caring can be challenging, both physically and mentally. As part of the Hopewell Centre, the Living Well Respite Centre is where guests and their home carers can take a break, refresh and regather. The goal is to offer a relaxed social day out.


The Living Well Respite Centre is run by a professional and compassionate team that provides a holistic model of nursing care. They bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the centre, striving to meet guests and home carers changing needs and goals in a supportive group.

Some of the activities and therapies on offer include:
  • Game and activities
  • Reiki
  • Massage
  • Monthly entertainment and guest speakers
  • Counselling
  • Discussion and support groups.
There are relaxing recliners, beautiful gardens and an onsite caterer and coffee shop.

The centre is open each Wednesday from 9am to 4pm, giving guests and carers a choice of up to 7 hours of care and pampering in a relaxed home-style environment.

For more information on the Living Well Respite Centre and Wesley Mission Queensland, please visit our website.
About the Role

Our volunteer Complementary Therapists deliver specialized therapies to the guests and their home carers when they visit the Living Well Respite Centre. This includes providing Reiki, massage, Tai Chi, yoga, music or art therapy. We would also love to hear from you if you have experience with other types of complementary therapy!

Complementary Therapists are also involved in:
  • Building trusting relationships with people who need care and support
  • Ensuring positive interactions with guests and their home carers so they can maintain an enriched lifestyle
  • Sharing their special talent and interests
  • Other tasks as required.
Depending on the type of therapy provided, Complementary Therapists may need to supply evidence of their recognised qualifications prior to commencement.

The Living Well Respite is a welcoming and rewarding place to volunteer where you will meet many wonderful people from various backgrounds and learn great new skills that may assist you both personally and professionally. There are lots of other benefits to volunteering with us as well, such as:
  • Great education opportunities
  • We supply and pay for any security checks required for the position
  • Access to online and face-to-face wellness advisors
  • Free Flu Vaccinations
  • Exclusive shopping discounts
  • Being part of a team making a difference in the lives of people in our community.
What Happens Next?

Before you consider becoming a volunteer we ask that you read:
Once you have read these documents and you are confident you would like to become a volunteer, please complete this quick online registration outlining your details, availability, skills, and interests.

After we receive your application a Wesley Mission Queensland representative will contact you to discuss the role further.

If you have any questions about your registration, please do not hesitate to contact us on volunteerrelations@wmq.org.au.

We look forward to hearing from you!
Other Information
  • Please visit Wesley Mission Queensland's website to see our full privacy information and collection statement.
  • Wesley Mission Queensland holds the right to decline any expression of interests that they deem unsuitable without notice.
  • Please contact Volunteer Relations on volunteerrelations@wmq.org.au if you need any clarification regarding this role.

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1. Please provide your personal details:

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2. Your date of birth?

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3. Please provide an emergency contact person for when you are volunteering:

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4. Do you have any special needs, time availability concerns, health issues, etc that you feel may affect your volunteer work or that we should know of in case of an emergency?

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5. Are you applying to volunteer with us as part of one of the following programs?

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6. What day or days would you prefer to volunteer? 
Please ensure you will be available for your chosen time in an ongoing capacity.

  Morning - aproximatly 9am to 1pm Afternoon - appoximatly 12 noon to 4pm
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7. Do you have any experience in providing complementary therapy in any of the following areas?

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8. Do you have experience in another type of complementary therapy that isn't listed in question 7?

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9. Do you have any experience interacting with people who need home care, older persons, people who are palliating or people with special health needs?

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10. Please tells us about and qualities, skills, qualifications or experience that you can bring to the volunteer position:

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11. If recruited as a Wesley Mission Queensland volunteer, I agree to work within the terms and guidelines as outlined in the below declaration.

I understand that as a volunteer with Wesley Mission Queensland that I will be expected to:  
  • Provide an ongoing commitment to the role.
  • Interact positively with residents, clients, staff, volunteers, families and the general public. 
  • Understand and respect confidentiality, maintain professional boundaries.
  • Volunteer within the guidelines of Wesley Mission Queensland's Code of Conduct.  
  • Undertake any education or competencies required for the position.
  • Be prompt and reliable when rostered to volunteer and notify my supervisor promptly if I am not able to attend my shift.  
  • Work within the philosophies, policies, procedures, and guidelines of Wesley Mission Queensland.  
  • Supply or complete the required security checks (checks are provided and paid for by Wesley Mission Queensland).  

I have read, understood and are willing to follow the guidelines within the:

Please note that due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) restrictions, contact with volunteer applicants will take longer than usual. Your application will be kept on file until recruitment recommences.
Thank you for your patience during this time.

By pressing "SUBMIT" I declare that the information I have provided is correct.

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