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Volunteering – can you help?

Volunteering is a great way to stay in touch with your community and contribute your knowledge, skills, and life experience to support others and make a difference to someone’s life.

Volunteering provides opportunities to learn new skills, increase knowledge, gain different experiences, and make friends.

Volunteering is also good for keeping you healthy, socially connected and maintaining a positive outlook on life.

At ACH Group, volunteers are highly valued members of our Workforce. As part of the ACH Group team, volunteers work in a welcoming and positive environment that supports Customers to meet individual, social, health and well-being needs to live a good life.

ACH Group offers volunteering opportunities within our community, residential, social, health, disability, and housing programs and services as well as special events.

ACH Group volunteers work with staff, other volunteers, and our Customers in a broad range of roles, including:

  • Program Support
  • Companion
  • Driving and Transport
  • Special Projects
  • COVID-19 Concierge
  • Food Preparation and Handling
  • Gardening and Maintenance
  • Administration and Reception

Volunteering options are available seven days a week across all Adelaide metropolitan regions and ACH Group sites and facilities, including the Fleurieu Peninsula.

Volunteering can be for as little as an hour a fortnight to couple of hours a week or more. Some programs run for short set time periods and others are on-going.

ACH Group understands that volunteering needs to fit comfortably with other family and life commitments, and we offer a range of flexible options so that your volunteer work is a positive and enjoyable experience.

ACH Group welcomes volunteers with CentreLink requirements.

ACH Group is committed to the safety, wellbeing, and integrity of our volunteers to ensure the service we provide to Customers is of a high standard.

Potential volunteers are interviewed to assess the best match of their skills, experience, interests, and availability with current volunteer vacancies.

All ACH Group volunteers are registered, screened for National Police Clearance, and where required SA Department of Human Services Clearance, trained, and undergo on site induction. Volunteers driving fleet vehicles are required to provide current driver’s licence, and car registration, insurance and service records if using their own vehicle.

Reimbursement is provided to eligible volunteers for petrol costs and/or any approved out of pocket expenses.

Residential Aged Care Facility Volunteers – all Volunteers are required to provide evidence of COVID-19 Vaccination and current Flu Vaccination before entering a Residential Aged Care Facility. All Volunteers are required to successfully complete SA Health’s COVID-19 Marshal training course before commencing a volunteer role at any ACH Group Residential Aged Care Facility.

Community, Health, Housing, NDIS and Corporate Volunteers – all volunteers are encouraged to receive a COVID-19 Vaccination in line with SA Government’s COVID-19 Pandemic requirements and provide evidence of Vaccination record if required. All Volunteers are required to provide evidence of current Flu Vaccination before commencing any Community or Health Services Program volunteer role with ACH Group.  All Volunteers are required to successfully complete SA Health’s COVID-19 Marshal training course before commencing a volunteer role with any Community, Health, Housing, NDIS or Corporate ACH Group Program, Service or Event.

If you’d like to chat about volunteering opportunities at ACH Group or wish to clarify any of the information provided above, please contact Tay Parker, Volunteer Manager, on 0419 842 852 (Tuesday’s to Friday’s).

ACH Group is committed to providing a safe, welcoming, and friendly environment for our volunteers to work in. We welcome all enquiries about volunteering with us and take great pride in successfully matching a volunteer’s interests, skills, and experience to the right volunteer role.

At ACH Group we believe volunteering should be a positive and enjoyable experience for volunteers and the staff and Customers they work with.

Current ACH Group Volunteer Vacancies

ACH Group Volunteer Program Vacancies for 2021– Can you help?

We currently seek volunteers to assist with the following Residential and Community based social, well-being, and support programs (click on the role below to see more information):

Role description:

Assist staff provide a range of enjoyable social, art, music, health, companion, & communication activities for Residents

Program location:

ACH Group Residential Care Facilities:  Goolwa, Hope Valley and Yankalilla

Skills & experiences required: 

– Friendly & respectful nature

– Good communicator

– Reliable

– Able to work independently & in a team

 – Interest in the well-being of older people

Commitment required: 

Weekly or Fortnightly

Role description:

An interesting and rewarding role   assisting staff with innovative dementia support activities

Program location:

ACH Group Residential Care Facilities:  Goolwa and Yankalilla

Skills & experiences required: 

– Friendly & respectful nature

– Good communicator

– Reliable

– Able to work independently & in a team

 – Interest in the well-being of older people

 – Interest in dementia care & gaining skills in this field

Commitment required: 

Weekly 

Role description:

Assist Residents get out and about in the community by driving a car/van and/or small bus on regular social outings

Program location:

ACH Group Residential Care Facilities:  Goolwa and Hope Valley 

Skills & experiences required: 

– Friendly & polite nature

– Reliable

– Drivers and small bus licence

– Safe driving record

– Able to work independently

– Admin & paperwork ability

Commitment required: 

Weekly or Fortnightly

Role description:

Assist in providing regular transport to services, social outings & events for community-based Customers

Program location:

ACH Group Social Links Program:

– N/E Metro Region

– S/W Metro Region

– Fleurieu Peninsular

Skills & experiences required: 

– Friendly & polite nature

– Reliable

– Drivers licence

– Safe driving record

–  Able to work independently

– Admin & paperwork ability

Commitment required: 

Weekly, Fortnightly and/or Monthly

Role description:

Assist staff provide an interesting, fun, & diverse range of social, cultural, sporting, environmental and educational outings for community-based Customers

Program location:

ACH Group Social Links Program:

– N/E Metro Region

– S/W Metro Region

– Fleurieu Peninsular

Skills & experiences required: 

– Friendly, respectful, and sociable nature

–  Reliable

–  Able to work &contribute in a team/group

–  Interest in the well-being of older people

–  Interest in community events & activities

Commitment required: 

Weekly, Fortnightly and/or Monthly

Role description:

Assist staff to accompany community-based. Customers out for an enjoyable small group dinner at a range of pubs & restaurants on Friday nights – 6pm to 8/8.30pm 

Program location:

ACH Group Social Links Program:

– N/E Metro Region (including Gawler)

– S/W Metro Region

– Fleurieu Peninsular

Skills & experiences required: 

– Friendly, respectful, and sociable nature

–  Reliable

–  Able to work & contribute in a group setting

–  Interest in the well-being of older people

–  Interest in food & dining out

–  Drivers licence & car – picking up & dropping off. Customers may be required

Commitment required: 

Monthly

Role Description:

Assist staff provide a range of health & wellness exercises and activities for community- based Customers.

Program Location:

ACH Group Health Services & Studio sites:  Glenelg, Newton, and Christies Downs

Skills & experience required:

  • Friendly & respectful nature
  • Good communicator
  • Reliable
  • Able to work in a team
  • Computer knowledge & use
  • Interest in health & fitness
  • Interest in the well-being of older people

Commitment required:

Short Term (up to 3 months) and/or ongoing programs

Weekly or Fortnightly

Role Description:

Assist staff provide a range of health, strength & mobility activities for Residents

Program Location:

ACH Group Residential Care Facilities: Hope Valley, Rostrevor, Glenelg, Daw Park, Noarlunga, McLaren Vale, Yankalilla, and Goolwa

Skills & experience required:

  • Friendly & respectful nature
  • Good communicator
  • Reliable
  • Able to work in a team
  • Interest in health & fitness
  • Interest in the well-being of older people

Commitment required

Short Term (up to 3 months) and/or ongoing programs

Weekly or Fortnightly

Program – Bangka Strait is a support program that provides care and recouperation to frail aged and younger disabled people released from hospital until they are ready to either return home, enter an aged care residential facility, or move into community housing.

Located at the Repatriation (Repat) General Hospital site, Daw Park, the Bangka Strait Program is a joint initiative between the SA Department of Health and ACH Group. Bangka Strait is named in memory of the Australian Army Nurses who lost their lives at Bangka Strait Island in Indonesia during World War II.

Role Description – Assist staff to provide a fun & diverse range of social, art and entertainment activities to Bangka Strait Residents. Visit and talk to Residents to enable regular social contact during their stay.

Skills & Experience required:

  • Friendly, respectful, and social nature
  • Reliable
  • Able to work & contribute to a team/group setting
  • Interest in the health & wellbeing of all generations
  • Interest in group activities

Commitment Required

Fortnightly with minimum of 2hrs and maximum of 3hrs time commitment

 –    Fridays 12pm to 2pm/3pm

–     Wednesdays 11am/12pm to 2pm/3pm

ACH Group Volunteer Vacancies are also advertised and regularly updated on Volunteering SA & NT (www.volunteeringsa&nt.org.au)  and Seek Volunteering (www.volunteer.com.au)  websites.

Who Should I Contact?

If you are interested in becoming an ACH Group Volunteer, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact:

Molly Dyer
Volunteer Program Coordinator (Tuesday – Friday)
Ph: 0499 314 779
mdyer@ach.org.au

Tay Parker
Volunteer Manager (Tuesday – Friday)
0419 842 852
tparker@ach.org.au

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