There’s no better feeling than seeing first-hand the difference you can make as a volunteer to the lives of others.

Our volunteers share their time, compassion, and experience so our clients remain connected to their community. Helping others gives us meaning and purpose.

By working with our dedicated care teams, our volunteers help to deliver a range of in-home health and aged care services across Western Australia.

This includes providing companionship, transport support, assistance with daily activities, support to use technology, or assistance in our Social Centres.

Volunteering with us gives you a unique opportunity to use your passions, interests, and skills to support people in the community.

Who can volunteer?

You can volunteer at any stage in your life. 

No formal qualifications or experience is needed to help make a positive impact on the lives of our clients.

To apply for a volunteer role, all you will need is to:

  • be 18 years old and over
  • complete a National Police check application (cost reimbursed by Silverchain)
  • provide proof of COVID-19 vaccinations (including the 3rd booster shot) or a medical exemption from your General Practitioner (GP).
  • be able to commit at least two hours to volunteering per week.

Good communication skills and being able to work independently are key to being a volunteer.

Our roles are ideal for people who enjoy spending time with older people in the community.

As a Silverchain volunteer you share our values of respect, trust, and compassion for others.

Volunteer programs available

Why volunteer with Silverchain

Volunteering doesn't just benefit our clients

It allows you to experience a wide range of new experiences, hobbies, and activities with others.

In the process you will:

  • meet new people and make friends
  • connect to and support your local community
  • take part in activities that boost your health and wellbeing, as well as that of the people you support
  • develop valuable experience and skills for a career in the community. 

We will work with you to match your skills and interests to our volunteer roles as much as possible.

How we support you

We're here to guide and support you whenever you need

We provide a comprehensive orientation and induction, which includes online training modules, to ensure you feel confident to support clients, their families, and carers. This will take a few hours to complete.

In your first month with us we will do weekly phone check-ins with you and your clients to make sure things are running smoothly and you feel comfortable and confident in your role. We will run regular team meetings for you to de-brief, share advice, and gain support from your local volunteer team.

To prepare you and our clients for each session, we will call or send a message ahead of the session to check if you’re happy to go ahead, and if you need any support for the day.

You can contact the Volunteer team by calling our Contact Centre, or submit feedback in your weekly documentation and we’ll follow up with you.

Our goal is to make sure you have all the tools, knowledge, and support to not only provide the best care to our clients, but get the most benefit from volunteering.