Blue Haven has close to 80 volunteers who assist in providing exceptional service across our community and residential care home.
Their contribution ranges from driving or helping on community transport buses/ cars, transporting our aged clients to medical appointments, shopping, and supporting group outings and functions.
They assist our clients to maintain community links, supporting social connectivity and community engagement which is integral to health and well-being.
Our volunteers also support carers by giving them a break and providing companionship for the person they are caring for, either one-on-one or as part of a group.
They provide clients with an opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities within our day programs such as: musical reminiscence, pet companionship, arts, crafts, indoor bowls, bocce (a favourite), bingo, concerts and exhibitions.
Visits from local schools and pre-schools also provide the opportunity for intergenerational activities. Volunteers help make all of this (and more) possible!
Quite often these volunteers become the only link from the outside world for our residents and clients, and we could not provide the high level of care and support given, without them.
Volunteers are truly ‘the icing on the cake, the sprinkles, AND the cherry on top’.
Happy National Volunteer Week!
Blue Haven is actively recruiting for more volunteers. If you are looking to make connections in the community and experience all of the amazing benefits of volunteering, sign up now: Blue Haven Illawarra | Volunteering
11th May 2023