Become a Volunteer
Volunteers are the lifeblood of our communities. With passion and purpose, they freely give their time to make the world a better place. Volunteering not only provides huge benefits to the community, but it is also extremely rewarding and personally satisfying for the volunteer.
MACS has over 90 volunteers who help with everything from running activities for our residents and delivering meals, to running Stella’s Cafe and MACS Boutique. They give over 1200 hours of service each and every month, across 21 programs. They allow us to provide a diverse social and lifestyle program for our residents. They come from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds. They keep our clients and residents connected to their community. Most importantly, they become part of the MACS community and form beautiful friendships with our residents.
Anyone aged over the age of 18 can become a MACS volunteer. You may have a special skill or hobby to share, be able to help with one of our cultural or religious groups, or just like to chat and make new friends. Everyone has something unique and special to offer.
If you’re interested in becoming a MACS volunteer, you can find out more in our Volunteer Brochure or by contacting Anita Boras, Volunteer Liaison Officer by email: AnitaB@macs.org.au or phone: 03 5279 6800.
I always saw the volunteer activities as an important part of the wider care delivery. I’ve seen and understood first hand how keeping people engaged and connected to their lives and communities improves their general well-being. It can even alleviate depression and help with pain management. Mostly, it’s about keeping on living your life.
Linda Rizzi, Former Volunteer Coordinator