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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.

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.

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:

Assisting 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.

Program location:

ACH Group Social Links Program in Hope Valley

Skills & experiences required: 

– Friendly nature

– Reliable

– Able to work in a team

– Interest in gardening and outdoor activity

– Knowledge of work, health & safety practices

Commitment required: 

Weekly or fortnightly

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

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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3 days ago
ACH Group

Congratulations to Support Worker, Nikki who this week received her 20 year Service Award from ACH Group!

Currently working with home care customers in the east of Adelaide, Nikki says " I love my job! What motivates me to come to work every day is knowing that I can support customers and make a difference in their lives. I also have a very supportive team which makes my job easier."

Pictured below with Service Delivery Team Leader East, Mel. On behalf of everyone at ACH Group, thank you Nikki for all your hard work and dedication in supporting older people to live good lives.
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Congratulations to Support Worker, Nikki who this week received her 20 year Service Award from ACH Group!

Currently working with home care customers in the east of Adelaide, Nikki says  I love my job! What motivates me to come to work every day is knowing that I can support customers and make a difference in their lives. I also have a very supportive team which makes my job easier.

Pictured below with Service Delivery Team Leader East, Mel. On behalf of everyone at ACH Group, thank you Nikki for all your hard work and dedication in supporting older people to live good lives.

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Congratulations Nikki 🎉

Congratulations Nic well done you legend

Congratulations Nick xx

Congratulations!! Awesome contribution. To another 10 years xx

Wow Nikki, ACH Group are very fortunate to have you. 20 years is an amazing contribution!

Congratulations, that’s fantastic xxoo

Congratulations Nick xx

Congratulations Nicola ❤️

Well done 20yrs congratulations

Congratulations Nikki

Congratulations Nikki

Congratulations Nikki. I know your hard work is much appreciated

Well done dear daughter.x

Thanx everyone

Whoo hoo…how much you get?

Well done !

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3 days ago
ACH Group

Resident Profile - Meet Petrie

Petrie has lived and travelled around Australia and overseas much of her life. Petrie was living in Holland before coming back to Australia again a few years ago to be close to her family here again. Petrie had been used to living in big houses with gardens but also in high-rise and apartment buildings in many different cities. She was very pleased to discover a similar apartment lifestyle option for her retirement when coming back to Adelaide. When she found Spence on Light, she fell in love with everything it offers: the cosmopolitan location, the beautiful sunset views from her balcony, the contemporary design of the apartment and friendly neighbours.

Petrie added “I don’t like traffic and I am used to good public transport, so this suits my lifestyle and not needing a car. I’m still working part time for myself and for the University of Adelaide which is walking distance. As I live on the top floor of Spence on Light, I feel as if I now have my own little penthouse.”

Petrie loves having easy access to all that Adelaide CBD has to offer culturally, plus the social interaction with other residents, but also enjoys her own space. She said “The beauty of living in an apartment is that you can be apart when you want to be. It’s so private and yet secure here!”
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Resident Profile - Meet Petrie 

Petrie has lived and travelled around Australia and overseas much of her life. Petrie was living in Holland before coming back to Australia again a few years ago to be close to her family here again. Petrie had been used to living in big houses with gardens but also in high-rise and apartment buildings in many different cities. She was very pleased to discover a similar apartment lifestyle option for her retirement when coming back to Adelaide. When she found Spence on Light, she fell in love with everything it offers: the cosmopolitan location, the beautiful sunset views from her balcony, the contemporary design of the apartment and friendly neighbours. 

Petrie added “I don’t like traffic and I am used to good public transport, so this suits my lifestyle and not needing a car. I’m still working part time for myself and for the University of Adelaide which is walking distance. As I live on the top floor of Spence on Light, I feel as if I now have my own little penthouse.” 

Petrie loves having easy access to all that Adelaide CBD has to offer culturally, plus the social interaction with other residents, but also enjoys her own space. She said “The beauty of living in an apartment is that you can be apart when you want to be. It’s so private and yet secure here!”
5 days ago
ACH Group

Located in the middle of McLaren Vale and surrounded by vineyards, ACH Group's Colton Court residential care home offers a welcoming and community feel where you can continue to live well. The cottages at Colton Court enable residents to live an almost independent life with their own living area, kitchen, bathroom, separate laundry and a private garden.

The highly qualified team of specialists including nurses, podiatrists, allied health professionals, speech pathologists, and dietitians offer individualised care to residents. With a focus on healthy ageing, there are plenty of social and wellbeing activities such as intergenerational programs with the local schools and kindergartens, book club, and singing.

Learn more: achgroup.org.au/location/mclaren-vale-residential-care-home/
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