Do you have some free time available to spend with our senior residents?

Our Wesley Mission Queensland Aged Care Communities located at Bray Park, Geebung, Chermside, Sinnamon Park and Corinda are seeking volunteers to assist with the resident lifestyle program on weekday mornings and afternoons. The program includes a range of fun group activities for residents such as bowling, board games, bus trips, and singalongs. Individual visits to residents can also be organised if you would prefer or feel free to utilise your own skills to facilitate an activity. These activities assist residents with improving fitness levels, promoting a sense of well-being and encouraging community connectedness. Most importantly they bring joy and create smiles!

Aged Care Volunteer can assist residents by:
  • Escorting residents to and from the morning lifestyle program and assisting as required during the activity program
  • Encouraging independence, friendship, and fun
  • Being spontaneous and sharing life experiences
  • Providing companionship and a sense of belonging
  • Communicating resident feedback to staff to enhance resident enjoyment.
This volunteering role is suitable for people who have well developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills and display a calm and empathetic manner. Volunteering is a wonderful way to make a difference in the lives of our senior residents while making friends, having fun and learning new skills.

Volunteering hours currently available:
  • Monday to Friday morning and afternoons between 9am - 12 noon and 1pm till 3.30pm.
  • Other volunteering hours including individual visits can be organised directly with relevant staff.
Our Aged Care communities are places of warmth, smiles and hugs, where residents enjoy a wonderful sense of life, fun, and friendship.

Wesley Mission Aged Care Communities have embraced the internationally-recognised Eden Alternative Philosophy of Care and are welcoming and rewarding places to volunteer where you will meet many wonderful people 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
  • Exclusive shopping discounts
  • Access to online and face-to-face wellness advisors
  • Free Flu Vaccinations
  • Invitations to social events
  • Being part of a team that really is making a difference in the lives of seniors in our Aged Care Communities.
To learn more about WMQ Aged Care please visit our website.
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.

Please note that it is now federal legislation that all residential aged care volunteers can show proof that they have received an annual Influenza vaccination. You will be required to show proof of your vaccination prior to commencement.

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

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 online form.

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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. Which location would you prefer to volunteer at?

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7. What is your preferred day and time to volunteer?
Please choose which time or times are most suitable for you.

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8. Do you have any experience interacting with older persons, people with dementia or people with special needs?

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9. If required, you physically able to push an occupied wheelchair?
Training is provided and pushing wheelchairs is optional in the role.

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10. Please outline any qualities, skills, qualifications or experience 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.  
  • Provide proof that you have received a current Influenza vaccination prior to commencement and during your time volunteering with us.
  • 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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