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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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.
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.
For more information about the application process and requirements, please see here.
Possible volunteer opportunities include (but are not limited to) assisting with:
Group activity programs
Music and singing
Lunches or morning / afternoon teas
Special events and celebrations
No One Dies Alone Companion (NODAC) program
Meals service delivery driver (only available in Kalgoorlie-Boulder)
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.
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.
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.