A Focus on Aged Care Volunteers

It was once said that the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. For that reason and many more, Japara understands the importance behind developing a strong community volunteer program. Running comprehensive volunteering programs across our Japara facilities, benefits both the residents and the volunteers equally.

 

VOLUNTEERING IN AGED CARE IS MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL

With Australia’s large baby boomer population entering into retirement, volunteering is now more important than ever. That’s why at Japara, we welcome volunteers with open arms. The responsibilities taken on by our volunteers in the nursing home become a vital part of the everyday lives of residents. Join us as we uncover the great benefits enjoyed by both nursing home residents and volunteers alike.

 

BENEFITS FOR AGED CARE RESIDENTS

Volunteers offer our aged care residents a better quality of life by connecting them back to the community and keeping them in touch with the real world beyond their residential accommodation. These volunteers often come in with a positive and highly motivated spirit that rubs off on the residents. Through social interactions and a variety of activities the volunteers become the eyes and ears of the aged care facilities, which assists staff member and doctors in doing a thorough job. Ensuring that residents feel a part of the community and enjoy a fulfilling lifestyle is at the heart of Japara ethos.

BENEFITS FOR AGED CARE VOLUNTEERS

 

Whether you are short for time and can only dedicate a few hours a week or you plan to dedicate yourself daily, the Japara volunteer program can be easily catered to fit your schedule. Volunteering in residential aged care can be a truly rewarding experience for those looking to enhance their lives by helping the community.

Socialising with the residents is a great way to combat loneliness and make new friends. Our residents love sharing their life stories, secrets and meals with our volunteers. Improved fitness levels, knowledge, and physical health, are among just a few of the additional benefits received by participating in the volunteer program. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to get your creative juices flowing with the many arts and culture activities offered amongst our facilities!

With very little requirements to become a volunteer, the process for getting involved is only a phone call away. Looking to get involved through the Japara volunteer programs but don’t know where to start? Check out the list below to discover some of the incredible activities you may be able to assist with.

Get started by:

  • Escorting residents to doctor’s appointments
  • Reading to our residents
  • Escorting residents to the beach, coffee shops and other local amenities
  • Fundraising activities
  • Gardening
  • Escorting residents on outings

 

 

 

For more information on Japara aged care facilities or on how to get involved in aged care volunteer opportunities across our facilities, please visit us at www.japara.com.au. Alternatively, call us today on (03) 9649 2100 for an informative chat with one our helpful staff members.

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