Volunteer with us

Volunteering is a meaningful way to be involved in your community and make a real difference.

Volunteering with us

Without the contribution of volunteers the Brotherhood would not reach the thousands of Victorians we currently assist. The Brotherhood was formed by community members who recognised a need and came together to help others. Today 1200 volunteers support the work of the Brotherhood.

Why volunteer with us

We recognize the contribution of our volunteers with events, services awards and exclusive stories and updates from inside the Brotherhood. Let our volunteers tell you what it’s like to volunteer with the Brotherhood.

The benefits of volunteering 

Volunteering delivers numerous benefits for volunteers. It’s a great way to meet new people with similar interests, form friendships and strengthen your ties to the community. 

By becoming a volunteer, you can: 

  • utilise your skills and expertise in a rewarding way 
  • develop new skills 
  • experience new opportunities 
  • discover employment pathways 
  • develop connections and friendships 
  • make a positive difference to your health and wellbeing and of those around you 
     
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GREAT FEEDBACK WE GET

‘It's a reliable, helpful and friendly service, everyone has been so organised and cheerful. It's made my life easier.’

Andreas, In-home support client

GREAT FEEDBACK WE GET

‘People genuinely treat the people here like they’re their own family – like their mothers, fathers, grandparents, it’s nice, it’s home.’

Michael, Team leader

GREAT FEEDBACK WE GET

‘I just love the people and seeing everyone’s smiling faces really makes my day. They are great company and I am really enjoying myself.’

Ann, Brotherhood Aged Care volunteer 

GREAT FEEDBACK WE GET

‘They're just very good people and they get on to things straight away - they won't let them linger’

Randall, In-home support client

GREAT FEEDBACK WE GET

‘Having the ability to be able to build long lasting relationships with our clients really does matter, you give a bit of your heart and I'm glad that at Brotherhood Aged Care we get the chance to do that.’

Alice, Client Advisor

GREAT FEEDBACK WE GET

‘I think the staff here enjoy what they're doing and they're proud. They've been the best support.’

Margaret, wife and carer

GREAT FEEDBACK WE GET

‘The group offers a lot of camaraderie. We have a lot of fun and laugh. Because dementia is a very strange thing to wade your way through.’

David, Younger Onset Dementia client

GREAT FEEDBACK WE GET

‘The other day I needed a new microwave –Michelle (Client Advisor) came here, unpacked it, made sure it worked properly and put little stickers on it so that I knew which buttons to press. She is good like that, she understands the needs of vision impaired people like me.’

Wilma, In-home Support client

GREAT FEEDBACK WE GET

‘To see the relief in their face when they know that they don’t have to deal with those problems on their own. That we are here to help. That’s really rewarding.’

Michelle, Client Advisor

GREAT FEEDBACK WE GET

‘They are like family and mum's life is so much better because of their support’

Cheryl, daughter of client

GREAT FEEDBACK WE GET

‘They keep me in the picture all of the time. My Client Advisor is in touch with me regularly and offering me any services that are available and might be suitable for me. It makes a tremendous difference and I wouldn’t know where to begin without their help’  

Maria, In-home support client

GREAT FEEDBACK WE GET

‘I owe a lot to Alice (Client Advisor) She suggests things such as the Singing for Wellness program and I always say no at first. Then I think on it and realise that she is right, it is good for me to have a break too. I’m a juggler you see, I juggle caring for husband, the gardening, my handcrafted rug and seeing my friends. These lessons make me appreciate my free time’

Alison, In-home support client and carer

Contact

Whatever your needs, our experts can talk you through all of your options.

Remember, you can still access a range of Brotherhood Aged Care services even if you are not yet assessed, currently on the waiting list or ineligible for a Home Care Package.

So, get in touch today and we’ll help find a solution that’s right for you.