RangeCare, one of the area’s longest running not-for-profit community care providers, is looking to recruit home visiting volunteers to support its work within the community.
Since its beginnings in 1986, RangeCare has relied on the generosity of local volunteers to support the organisation in its efforts to provide the community with an exceptional level of care. This generosity allows RangeCare to support clients and community members in living their best life by delivering a comprehensive range of services.
Cara Doherty, Volunteer Coordinator at RangeCare, shares that the benefits of facilitating these community connections is two-fold, "Volunteers often tell us that they get just as much out of volunteering as they give and we love the fact that the benefits are mutual.
“Through volunteering with us, many people make new connections in the community, feel a sense of meaning and purpose, and we know that volunteering increases people's overall wellbeing.”
Currently there are volunteer roles available across the Sunshine Coast region for people to visit clients in their homes for a social visit as a part of RangeCare’s Home Visiting Program. Depending on mutual interests you may enjoy having a cuppa, playing cards or board games or doing a bit of gardening together.
Home Visiting Volunteer, Marie, is grateful for the connections she has made through volunteering, “I started volunteering with RangeCare to get to know more people in the area and make new connections. It was important to me to connect with people who care.
“It’s giving me interesting things to do with my time. I don’t feel like the visits are part of volunteer work, it’s more like visiting a friend now.”
If you are interested in supporting your local community and helping to create new connections through volunteering please contact RangeCare’s Volunteer team on 07 5445 7044 or visit rangecare.com.au/volunteer