Catholic Healthcare

Volunteer for Catholic Healthcare

Be engaged by volunteering for one of our Catholic Healthcare volunteer programs. Be inspired by the unique opportunity for meaningful interaction with one of our clients or residents who are lonely or socially isolated. 

It's the little things that count. An hour of your time can be a priceless contribution to someone else's life. Choosing to give your time to others is a rewarding experience that not only enriches lives, but also brings you great satisfaction. Click here or on the image below to see a video of our client's stories.


Volunteering opportunities

Visiting someone in an aged care residence

There are many opportunities to volunteer in one of our 42 aged care homes such as assisting with individual and group activities such as games, art and craft; spending time with residents; pastoral care volunteering; assisting with outings; administration or gardening. 

Visiting the Elderly - Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme

Brighten the life of an older person by visiting them for one hour a fortnight in their own home or residential aged care. We’ll match you with someone who is lonely or socially isolated who shares your interests, cultural background or language. You can spend your time together chatting, having a cuppa, sharing in activities, assisting with technology or even going for a walk. This scheme is funded by the Australian Government.

Helping at one of our Wellness Centres 

Volunteer with older people in your community at one of our Wellness Centres. These hubs provide a space for older people to meet, socialise and get support. Assist with arts and craft, games, bus outings, and other activities.

Phoning an older person

Receiving a regular friendly phone call can make a huge difference for an older person who is lonely or socially isolated. Our phone call volunteers make regular calls where they share stories, learn about their interests, talk about news, sport, hobbies etc. We’ll match you based your interests, cultural background or language.

Pastoral Care Volunteering

Provide spiritual nourishment and support to older clients. Our pastoral care services focus on healing, reconciling, and sustaining the soul in times of loss or grief, and during stressful and difficult times. Pastoral care is an integral part of our services. We welcome a broad range of religious beliefs.


Disability Inclusion

We welcome and value volunteers from diverse background, including those with disabilities. We are committed to making accommodations that you may need to ensure you can fully participate in our volunteer programs. Our Residential Aged Care locations are physically accessible, we can assist with your application and training, and support workers are able to accompany volunteers if required.

Read about Charlie’s experience of volunteering with Catholic Healthcare here: Volunteer Charlie is celebrated on Day of Disability (


About us

Catholic Healthcare is a trusted leading not-for-profit provider of residential aged care, home care and retirement living reaching across the east coast of Australia.

We have a strong and proud history of providing care and support to people of all faiths, backgrounds and ethnicities, since 1994.

We are passionate about enriching our clients’ lives and offer services to nurture the body, mind and spirit. Our person-centred holistic approach focuses on the client’s wellbeing with a continuum of care that is tailored, flexible and covers every stage of life’s journey.

Today, Catholic Healthcare operates 41 residential aged care homes, 12 retirement living communities and provides services to around 4,000 persons in the community.


Our Mission and Values

Our Mission

We promote the dignity, life and spirituality of older people through connected and inclusive communities.

The mission of Catholic Healthcare expresses the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our service to Australia's ageing community reflects the love and compassion defined by Jesus in the story of the Good Samaritan. We uphold the intrinsic dignity of all those we serve by focusing on holistic person-centred care that fosters living life to the full. This mission continues the tradition of providing care and support to all faiths, backgrounds and ethnicities.

Our Values

The values of our organisation are reflected in the behaviour of our employees, our model of care and attitudes, with these displayed in each encounter every day.

    • Courage
    • Compassion
    • Integrity

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