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How You Can Help

Do you want to help enrich the lives of older people?

We rely on the enthusiastic support of our volunteers. Amana Living has a large pool of volunteers from diverse backgrounds who dedicate their time to residents and clients at service locations across WA.

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We rely on the enthusiastic support of our volunteers. Amana Living has a large pool of volunteers from diverse backgrounds who dedicate their time to residents and clients at service locations across WA.
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Benefits of volunteering

Volunteering is good for the soul.

Research published in 2013 showed that volunteers experience a greater sense of wellbeing and are generally healthier too!

It’s clear to us that our volunteers bring sunshine into the lives of our residents and clients, and that everyone benefits.

Volunteers become part of the team, making a real difference and enjoying the positive and rewarding friendship of the Amana Living community.

We focus on your needs too, so that we can help you achieve your aspirations as a volunteer.

Volunteering

Become a Volunteer

Call us (08) 9424 6335 or email volunteers@amanaliving.com.au.

How to become a volunteer

You don’t need any formal qualifications to be a volunteer.

We will make every effort to match volunteers and residents or clients based on mutual interests, skills, availability and location, as well as our requirements, to ensure a mutually beneficial and rewarding relationship.

To find out more about volunteering at Amana Living, call us on 08 9424 6335 or email volunteers@amanaliving.com.au.

For more information about the application process and requirements, please see here

Email: Volunteers@amanaliving.com.auphoneCall us 1300 262 626

Possible volunteer opportunities include (but are not limited to) assisting with:


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Group activity programs

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Music and singing

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Lunches or morning / afternoon teas

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Special events and celebrations

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One-on-one companionship

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Technology activities

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Church services

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No One Dies Alone Companion (NODAC)

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Meals service delivery driver (only available in Kalgoorlie-Boulder)

Call for NODAC volunteers

Become a NODAC volunteer

We are now actively seeking applications from volunteers for the No One Dies Alone Companion (NODAC) program.

Amana Living is dedicated to holistic care for all our residents, including providing emotional and spiritual support approaching the end of life.

Some residents don’t have families or friends who can be with them in their final moments. This may be due to estrangement, family living overseas, parents outliving their children, situations where family support is limited, or other commitments. We are actively seeking applications for new volunteers to provide comfort and support to a person at the end of their life.

Having been embraced by Amana Living residents at Lady McCusker Home and their families, the NODAC program is being rolled out across all 13 Amana Living residential care centres from July 2021.

Please complete this application form or see below for more about the NODAC Program.

Alternatively, email NODAC@amanaliving.com.au or call us on 08 9424 6335 for further information.



Origins

Modelled on the No One Dies Alone program founded at the Sacred Heart Medical Centre in Oregon, USA, our NODAC volunteers provide companionship, comfort and support to a person as they near the end of their life.

The No One Dies Alone Companion (NODAC) Program helps to ensure our residents have the companionship of another person at the end of their lives. The NODAC Program arranges for carefully selected, trained and supported volunteers to be with residents in the final stage of life. This means being with the resident, usually for a three-hour period, providing companionship and presence at the end of their life.

Since August 2020 Amana Living has been conducting a pilot NODAC Program at Lady McCusker Home in Duncraig. 

NODAC volunteers provide vital companionship, comfort and support to a person in their final moments. Volunteers read and talk to the residents, gently hold their hand, or play their favourite music.

A NODAC volunteer experience

An experience from the heart

“It is such a privilege to be a NODAC volunteer; the role is worthwhile, and you get so much in return. It can be challenging but ultimately it’s about spending time with a person, talking to them, and enriching their life.”

Renee, one of our founding NODAC volunteers.

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