Volunteer

Want to make a difference?

Volunteers at Scalabrini are valued members of our team who generously donate their time and skills. They are part of our caring community where we have created a sense of home and family.

Volunteers share their time and skills and contribute many hours of support and service to our residents. They provide a comforting smile, a listening ear and a helping hand. They spend quality time with residents, having a chat or helping pursue hobbies and interests.

Volunteering is a fabulous way to give back to the community. Through helping others, you also learn new skills and can feel a great sense of achievement and fulfilment. Research shows that volunteering has a positive impact on our health and wellbeing; as we give, we get so much back.

When you become part of the Scalabrini Team, we will provide you with volunteer induction, relevant training and regular ongoing support.


How do I become a volunteer at Scalabrini?

If you would like to participate in our volunteer program please email us. We will be in touch to discuss the application process and training required.

All staff and volunteers working within Aged Care are required to successfully complete a Statutory Declaration and a Criminal Record Check. 

We look forward to hearing from you.


See what our volunteers are saying 
Maria

Scalabrini is a lovely place to spend time as a volunteer and it feels like home to me. When I was growing up, I did not have grandparents here in Australia so coming to Scalabrini is like being part of a big extended family. 

I enjoy talking to the residents and listening to their interesting stories. While I am here, I forget all my worries and enjoy chatting, joking, and brightening up the lives of the residents.

Volunteering is a very positive experience for me.

Stephen

I am a personal trainer and Health and Rehabilitation Science student. I am passionate about helping others improve their fitness to live long, healthy lives.

I enjoy being a volunteer at Scalabrini and spending time with the men’s group. I enjoy talking to individual residents and listening to their stories and learning about their experiences of migration as they settled in Sydney so many years ago.

Being a volunteer is a very rewarding and interesting experience.

Leonardo

Being a volunteer and focusing on the needs of others has really made a difference to me especially when I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.  At first, I saw myself as suffering from the disease but being a volunteer and assisting elderly residents gave me a more positive outlook. I began to see myself as someone living with the disease and still having a useful and productive life.  Volunteering goes two ways,  you give out but you also get so much back.

Leonardo with his wife Adriana (also a volunteer at Scalabrini).

Julie

I love everything Italian and being a volunteer at Scalabrini gives me a chance to enjoy warmth and hospitality as well as learn more about the Italian culture. I enjoy conversing with the residents and practicing my Italian with them. There are many special moments and I feel great satisfaction when I see a smile on a resident’s face and I know I am making a difference.  Sometimes I think I get more back from the volunteer experience than I give.