Barwon Volunteering

Join our team of volunteers

You’ll be a valued member of the genU team and make a positive difference in your community.

We’re fortunate to have the support of over 450 volunteers and growing.

It’s flexible, free and fulfilling, and you’ll have access to training and support.

To apply

Step One:
Check out our current vacancies below.

Step Two: Fill in an application and create an account.

You will need to create a personal account and complete an application form.

Step Three: Attend an interview.

You’ll be invited to a phone, online or in person interview. After the interview, your application will be discussed at our fortnightly Volunteers Office Intake Meeting, where all applications will be reviewed and matched to current vacancies.

Step Four: Complete any pre-commencement checks and training.

This may include a NDIS Worker Screening Check and volunteer training and orientation.

Volunteers should have access to an email address and a smart phone.


Featured volunteer opportunity

If you are compassionate, patient and want to make a positive difference to the residents at Costa House Residential Aged Care, we want to hear from you.


Costa House, located on 65-acre property in Lara, is genU’s aged care residence for over 65’s with lower to higher care needs.


Volunteers are needed for face-to-face roles to foster a social connection with residents. You might be calling a game of bingo, reading the daily newspaper aloud or painting nails. Volunteer shifts are usually Monday – Friday and the hours are flexible. Training and ongoing support is provided.

View Costa House opportunities here


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✨ Disability Recreation Programs

Our Participate Programs support people with a disability to engage in a range of different lifestyle and community inclusion activities. Volunteers help to enhance our programs and provide our clients with new and exciting opportunities. You could be involved in the arts, crafts, cooking, gaming, outdoor adventure or music activities!

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Adventure Program Assistant 1
KaDar Activities Assistant 1
KaDar Knitting Assistant 1
Participate Central Activities Assistant 1
Participate East Activities Assistant 1
Participate East Client Leadership Group Support Volunteer 1

☕ 1-to-1 Aged Care Social Support

Our 1:1 Programs supports entry level ageing individuals to stay living in their own homes and being independent, and you can help make that happen! It all starts with getting to know someone new - who has a lifetime of stories and experiences, their own set of skills and abilities, as well as challenges. Volunteers assist in helping them participate in community life and feel socially included

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Home Visiting Volunteer 1

Current genU Opportunities

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🏡 Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme

The Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme involves volunteers visiting older people in their local area. Our volunteers provide friendship and companionship to socially isolated older people with advanced ageing support needs, living in their own home or in a residential facility.

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Care in the Home - Volunteer Visitor 1
Residential Care - Volunteer Visitor 1

👋 Group Aged Care Social Support

Our Group Programs offer fun activities for older people seeking entry level aged care supports to socialise with like-minded individual, connect with their community and maintain their wellbeing. Join us in assisting our clients to maintain independent, active and engaged in the community!

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Carers Choir Volunteer 1
DoCare Bus Driver 1
DoCare Outings Hostess 1
The Lodge Respite Activities Assistant 1

👩‍🏫 genU Training

At genU Training, our courses are tailored for people with an intellectual disability or permanent cognitive impairment, to learn skills, build confidence and find meaningful work. Your support can make a different for our learners in the classroom.

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Foundation Courses Assistant - Support Hub Campus 1

🤸‍♀️ Allied Health

Our Allied Health Services strive to enhance the health, wellbeing and independence of older people. Our team are enthusiastic about supporting and empowering our clients to reach their goals; so come on and join the fun!

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Chair Yoga Assistant 1
Cooking Program Assistant 1
Exercise Program Assistant 1
Retirement Living Gym Assistant 1
Walking Group Assistant 1

Our Vision, Mission and Values

We know that websites can be full of confusing buzzwords, so we thought we’d keep it simple…

Our Vision

To build inclusive communities.

Our Mission 

To create and deliver innovative services and support that empowers people to reach their full potential.

Our Values

We have 5 core values that support our vision, shape our culture and reflect our goals.

So whatever generation you belong to — whether you’re young, old or somewhere in between —what unites us is the belief that disability and ageing are not just simply “disadvantages” to be endured. They are challenges to be met boldly, achievements to be had, and adventures in the making.