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Rewarding roles and experiences

Join our Volunteer Program

Volunteering with Southern Cross Care is a fun and rewarding way to make new friends, feel part of a team and use your skills to give back to your community. Check out all of our current volunteer vacancies below.

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Volunteer to make a difference


Our volunteer program is dedicated to providing support and companionship to older adults.

We believe that every person has the right to a good quality of life. Our volunteers play a key role in delivering the care and social support older people need and encouraging healthy ageing.

Our program offers a wide range of opportunities for individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of seniors. For example, you can choose to visit socially with residents in an aged care home or assist them with leisure and wellness activities. You might prefer to participate in events, drive a buggy in a retirement village or even support in the café.

Whether for a few hours a week or a few hours a month, you can make a difference in our community.

The program is not just about the benefits for our residents and clients, it is also rewarding for volunteers. You have the opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills, and gain valuable experience working with older adults. Our volunteer team will work with you so that you are matched with a role that suits your skills and interests.

Volunteers needed urgently!

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"The passion that I bring to my volunteering is driven by the friendships that I have with the residents." - Mary, Volunteer

What it’s like to volunteer at Southern Cross Care


    We offer a flexible environment so you can choose a role you enjoy with hours that suit you.


    Volunteering with us is rewarding as you see the difference it makes to our residents and clients.


    We support you to build relationships and meaningful connections within our community.

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Yes, we require a National Police Certificate for the purposes of Aged Care.

No, Southern Cross Care covers police certificates for successful volunteer applicants, at no cost to the applicant.

Yes, we offer volunteer positions in all areas of our organisation, from our Health & Wellness Services, to Home Care, Community Programs, Central Office and more. 

We understand that volunteers each have different interests, skills and experiences they wish to bring to a volunteer role. We also embrace new and creative ways to support the quality of life of our residents. If you have an specific idea or activity that you think our residents would benefit from, we encourage you to get in touch and discuss a tailored volunteering opportunity.

As a health-promoting organisation, Southern Cross Care is following the ATAGI vaccination guidelines for staff, volunteers, clients and residents. Full COVID-19 vaccination and an up-to-date flu vaccination is required for all volunteers working within our Residential Care homes.


We accept volunteers from the age of 12 to 85 years of age; however, a minor (16 years and below) does require a parent in attendance unless the volunteering or work experience has been arranged through a school.