Access Health & Community

Volunteering with Access Health and Community (AccessHC) is a fantastic way to share your skills and make a real difference in your community.  Volunteer

With a variety of roles on offer, we recruit volunteers to positions that suit their skills, interests and availability. 

Our volunteer program is well established with over 100 people providing more than 7,000 hours of service every year. 

How to get involved 

Listed below are our current opportunities.  


Please submit your applicationhereor click on the 'Fill in an Application' button at the top right-hand corner of this page to apply. 


The benefits of volunteering 

We provide our volunteers with support, training and recognition. 

By volunteering with us, you can help to create a healthier and more inclusive community.  

Volunteering helps you connect with the community, make new friends, expand your network and boost your work and social skills. 

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Current Volunteering Opportunities

Carer Support

Would you like to support older adults in participating in social activities and outings whilst helping them maintain their independence?


Our Carer Support Volunteers assist participants either within our centres or in the community. Volunteers assist staff by supporting participants in a variety of activities, special events and outings. Volunteers may also which to assist supporting participants with transport to various community activities. Our Carer Support Volunteers are also welcome to discuss running activities based on their interests, hobbys or talents with the support from Support Workers

Drop In

Drop In Program – Volunteer Kitchen Hand, Lunch Prep & Service (Wednesday 9am – 2pm during school term)

Hawthorn Community House runs a weekly Drop In program that provides opportunities for vulnerable community members and volunteers to come together, develop social connections and share a nutritious meal. The program highlights pockets of disadvantage that exist in Boroondara reaching community members who may have mental health, housing, employment or other challenges, and creates an opportunity for ongoing and meaningful social connection. Hawthorn Community House has worked hard to maintain social connection opportunities for vulnerable locals, and this is especially important in the era of COVID-19.


The Drop in program targets people in the community who experience significant social isolation, by offering a weekly opportunity (no booking required) to come together and feel part of a community.

Supported Playgroup

The Supported Playgroup is a group for parents of young children (0-2 years or 2-4 years) to come together to learn and enjoy stories, songs and rhymes. The group aims to support parents, and parenting, and support the parent-child relationship.

Supported Playgroup Volunteers offer their time, enthusiasm and encouragement to support our clients in this program. They provide practical support to children and parents to enable them to participate in the program. This includes assisting with the set up of the program and morning tea. 

The playgroup runs across three different sites (Templestowe, Hawthorn and Donvale) throughout the week. We are currently looking for a volunteer for our Wednesday Templestowe playgroup.

Click Here for More Information about the Supported Playgroup


Volunteer Transport

Do you like making people smile and your presence providing them with a sense of security and support? Do you want to provide safety and a sense of community to a vulnerable person?

Apply to become a volunteer driver with Access Health & Community. Our drivers transport local community members to medical, allied health and wellbeing appointments. They provide a door to door service escorting the client between the car and door of their home and the appointment venue; waiting for them finish and returning them home. This program provides our vulnerable community members with a secure and friendly means to attend essential appointments without the fear and physical barriers public transport and other car services can induce.

Peppercorn Club

Peppercorn Club Volunteer Lunch Prep for 12-15 people (meat & 3 Veg!)

A group of seniors who meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month for friendship, food and fun. An opportunity to meet new people and share a meal together. Activities include musical entertainment, movies, guest speakers

Mission Statement

Building healthier lives together