HOME AND COMMUNITY CARE VOLUNTEERING
What is Home and Community Care (HACC)
HACC is a joint Federal/State program to assist frail, aged and people with disabilities to live independently in the community and thus prevent premature or inappropriate admission to long-term residential care. The program also assists carers of these people.
Current volunteer opportunities with HACC funded agencies within our region
To express interest in or to find out more about any of the opportunities listed contact Volunteering Ballarat. Phone: 5331 5555, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, visit: Level 1, 3 Peel Street South (Above Rokk66)
Telelink Facilitator (Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council – A025)
Support and facilitate the local Filipino community to speak their national language. Planning activities, the facilitator will be required to support a group of up to nine Filipinos with telephone conversations lasting up to 45min at least once a week.
The aim is for participants:
- To build friendships, and provide information and education to the group.
- To work with the co-ordinator in planning activities.
- To maintain independence in the comfort of their own home.
Training will be provided.
Woodwork Assistants (Vision Australia – A147)
An interest in woodwork or carpentry is essential along with the ability to work with minimal supervision; and to ensure the safe use of tools and equipment in accordance with OH&S Safety guidelines. This position in ongoing – Mondays and Tuesdays 10am to 2.30pm.”
Visiting Patients in Aged Care (UnitingCare – A140)
Do you have spare time Friday or Saturday? Would like to assist the elderly in care? Have a bright & happy disposition?
Volunteers are required to assist patients, who have no family support with shopping, talking, listening, reading, arranging video screenings, play board games etc.
Unit orientation, training and supervision provided.