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Interested in volunteering at Calvary?
Life Stories Program Volunteer Story Recorders
(more than one position available)
The Life Stories Program was established in 2007 and is funded by the Mary Potter Foundation and HPS Pharmacies, offering palliative care patients the opportunity to record their life story. One of the key principles underpinning our program is the belief that the process of telling one’s story can be therapeutic, life-affirming, and assist in improving a person’s emotional and spiritual wellbeing. The published story is simply a bonus.
We are looking for volunteer Story Recorders to record, transcribe and produce Life Stories. These can take many forms: personal stories, reflections, reviews of specific times or events, family stories, and tributes to loved ones. Volunteers derive satisfaction from a meaningful, positive and creative contribution.
To apply, please email CHCA-Volunteers@calvarycare.org.au or contact Lauren on 08 8405 3614 to request an application form. Please specify if you would like to apply for a Patient Support or Life Stories Program volunteer role at this time.
Volunteering is at the heart of Calvary
We are grateful to the wide range of volunteers who dedicate their time to enhance the care we offer our patients, their families, friends and the community.
Small business owners, tertiary students, home carers, police officers, teachers, managers, engineers, nurses, counsellors and retirees make up our number. Volunteers are matched to services that draw on their diverse range of skills and interests, including:
- Ward and Mary Potter Hospice patient support
- Courtesy Car
- Dog Therapy
- Extraordinary Ministry of the Holy Communion
- Greeters / enquiry desk support
- Hospitality support
- Library Trolley
- Life Stories Program
- Administration support
Volunteers need to be genuinely committed and work within their role description, adhering to strict confidentiality guidelines.
Qualities looked for in a volunteer:
- Reliable and responsible
- Positive approach to life
- Sensitivity and understanding
- Tact and discretion
- Non judgemental
- Sense of humour
- Team player
Volunteers need to be respectful of others values and beliefs.
Once the application and interview process is complete, prospective volunteers attend an orientation program including mandatory fire safety, manual handling and infection control training, and receive an induction into the role they will perform. References, a police check, and a working with children check are required, at no cost to the individual.