A number of dedicated volunteers assist with the day-to-day provision of services to our clients. This involvement may include assisting with client activities, maintaining the gardens, assisting in the kitchen etc. Without volunteers our service would not be able to operate.
Parklands volunteers are people from all age groups, a range of educational backgrounds and skills, different cultural backgrounds and are both male and female.
Volunteers give their time, skills, life experiences and expertise to Parklands Cottage enabling the provision of an exciting, varied and efficient service to clients.
Some of the reasons people volunteer include:
Meeting new people
Trying something new
Learning new skills to gain paid employment
Acquiring work skills while undertaking study in aged care and allied fields
Sharing skills and expertise
Staying active and involved
Giving back to our local community
Supporting the older people of our community
The choice of volunteer opportunities is very broad. New activities for clients may be created to suit an individual volunteer's skills and experience. We are always looking for ideas and opportunities to increase the variety of activities provided and of course we need to undertake the day-to-day necessities such as serving meals, maintaining the garden and cleaning our premises, etc.
Volunteers are consulted about their involvement and are never expected to undertake any activity they feel uncomfortable with or would prefer not to do.
What will I be doing?
Assisting with activities, eg quizzes, puzzles, card games, board games, dominoes, bingo, craft etc.
Craft - particular areas of expertise such as knitting, crochet, beading, scrap booking, decoupage, painting, woodwork, photography, model plane & boat construction, etc.
Music and entertaining
How do I become a Volunteer?
If you would like to learn more about volunteering with Parklands Cottage Kempsey please phone the co-ordinator on 02 6562 7104 or use our contact form here >> The coordinator will arrange a mutually convenient time for you to visit Parklands.
It is mandatory for all volunteers to consent to a Criminal Record Check being undertaken.