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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.

What do ACH Group Volunteers do?

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.

What commitment is required to volunteer with ACH Group?

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.

What’s involved with becoming an ACH Group Volunteer?

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.

What are the COVID-19 Pandemic Requirements for ACH Group Volunteers?

All ACH Group volunteers are required to provide proof of current Flu Vaccination, complete a short COVID-19 training session, and complete a COVID-19 Contact Tracing Form identifying any other volunteer or employment work sites/agencies attended.

ACH Group volunteers are encouraged to receive a COVID-19 vaccination as they become available in South Australia during 2021. Volunteers are welcome to be part of ACH Group’s Workforce COVID-19 vaccination program at sites.

Is there someone I can speak to about volunteering at ACH Group?

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 for March/April 2021

ACH Group Volunteer Program Vacancies March/April 2021– Can you help?

We currently seek volunteers to assist with the following Residential and Community based social, well-being, and support programs:

Volunteer PositionRole DescriptionProgram LocationSkills & Experience RequiredCommitment Required
Active Ageing Assist staff provide a range of enjoyable social, art, music, health, companion, & communication activities for ResidentsACH Group Residential Care Facilities:
- Goolwa
- Hope Valley
- Yankalilla
- Friendly &
respectful
nature
- Good
communicator
- Reliable
- Able to work
independently
& in a team
- Interest in the
well-being of
older people
Weekly or Fortnightly
Specialist Dementia SupportAn interesting and rewarding role assisting staff with innovative dementia support activities ACH Group Residential Care Facilities:
- Goolwa
- Yankalilla
- Friendly &
respectful nature
- Good
communicator
- Reliable
- Able to work
in a team
- Interest in the
well-being of
older people
- Interest in
dementia care &
gaining skills in
this field
Weekly
Drivers/Transport
Residential
Assist Residents get out and about in the community by driving a car/van and/or small bus on regular social outingsACH Group Residential Care Facilities:
- Goolwa
- Hope Valley
- Friendly & polite
nature
- Reliable
- Drivers and small
bus licence
- Safe driving
record
- Able to work
independently
- Admin &
paperwork ability
Weekly, Fortnightly and/or Monthly
Drivers/Transport
Community
Assist in providing regular transport to services, social outings & events for community-based CustomersACH Group Social Links Program:
- N/E Metro
Region
- S/W Metro
Region
- Fleurieu
Peninsular
- Friendly & polite
nature
- Reliable
- Drivers licence
- Safe driving
Record
- Able to work
independently
- Admin &
paperwork ability
Weekly, Fortnightly and/or Monthly
Discover & ExploreAssist staff provide an interesting, fun, & diverse range of social, cultural, sporting, environmental and educational outings for community-based CustomersACH Group Social Links Program:
- N/E Metro
Region
- S/W Metro
Region
- Fleurieu
Peninsular
- 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
Weekly, Fortnightly and/or Monthly
Night OutAssist 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 ACH Group Social Links Program:
- N/E Metro
Region
(including
Gawler)
- S/W Metro
Region
- Fleurieu
Peninsular












- 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
Monthly
Garden MaintenanceAssisting ACH Group Maintenance staff with attending to gardening tasks & upkeep at the Highercombe Residential Care Facility. Tasks may include raking, weeding, potting & trimming plants, and cleaning outdoor furniture. ACH Group Residential Care Facility:
- Hope Valley

- Friendly nature
- Reliable
- Able to work in a
team
- Interest in
gardening and
outdoor activity
- Knowledge of
work, health &
safety practices
Weekly or Fortnightly

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 Tay Parker, Volunteer Manager, on 0419 842 852 (Tuesday’s to Friday’s).