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Volunteering

Volunteers form an integral part of our Carers WA staff.  They are vital in assisting us in providing the best service and support to carers and their families throughout Western Australia.

Types of volunteering:

Deep Cleaning Volunteer

Do you have a passion for cleaning and get a deep sense of satisfaction when everything is sparkling clean and tidy? 
Do you want to make a difference to the lives of people in need? 

By becoming a volunteer for Carers WA Deep Cleaning Pilot Program, you will be able to see first-hand the positive effect that a deep clean of a carer’s home can make not only to their daily life but to their ongoing well-being. 

If you have 1 day a week or fortnight to join a group of 3 - 4 cleaning angels lead by a Deep Cleaning Supervisor to transform someone’s home, please contact our Volunteer Co-ordinator at volunteer@carerswa.asn.au or if you have any questions please call 1300 227 377 and ask for Martine French. 

Requirements include:

  • National Volunteers Police Clearance
  • Ability to undertake induction which includes Personal Boundaries Training and Manual Handling 
  • Ability for a regular committment (weekly or fortnightly dependant on your availability for the 3 month pilot with possibility to extend if pilot is successful)

View the full Volunteer Position Description here.

To apply to volunteer please complete the Volunteer Application Form available here.

Young Carer Event Volunteer

No vacancies available at present

Volunteers aged 18+ are required to assist in facilitating young carer social outings, activities and camps. Outings are always guaranteed to be great fun with activities such as horse riding, time zone, movies, surf boarding and much more! As a volunteer all meals, activities and transport are paid for.

Young carers are young people aged between 8 and 25 who care for a family member or friend with a disability or illness. The social activities are an opportunity for the young carers to have some time out, relax, make new friends and feel like they are a supported and recognised part of the caring community.

Requirements include:

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, including strong personal boundaries
  • Acting and participating as a supporting facilitator for activities and events
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Fun loving and energetic
  • Supports the ethos and goals of Carers WA
  • Empathy and understanding of carer issues
  • Working with Children Check (reimbursed by Carers WA)
  • Must be able to obtain a police clearance (funded by Carers WA)

Benefits to being a volunteer:

  • Participating in fun activities
  • Opportunity to go places and see things you otherwise might not have
  • The satisfaction of making a contribution to the community by assisting the Carers Association WA in their role supporting carers
  • Opportunity to meet new people and make new friends
  • Opportunity to prove yourself and improve your self-esteem and confidence
  • Opportunity to broaden your skill range

Office Volunteer

No vacancies available at present

Our office volunteers provide office support to Carers WA head office (Lord Street, Perth).

Requirements include:

  • Organisational skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work in team environment
  • Reliable
  • Police clearance (reimbursed by Carers WA)

Duties include:

  • Photocopying
  • Preparing Carer Support Kits
  • Preparing Hospital Program Kits
  • Stocktake/inventory
  • Filing
  • Assisting with mailouts
  • Other general duties

All volunteering positions include on the job training, reimbursement of travel expenses and personal accident and personal liability insurance.  

For more information

Contact 1300 CARERS (1300 227 377) or email info@carerswa.asn.au.