Catholic Healthcare is a leading not-for-profit provider of Residential Aged Care, Community services, Retirement Living and Healthcare in NSW and QLD. Catholic Healthcare’s Mission is promoting life by providing aged, health and community services, inspired by the Catholic tradition.
Catholic Healthcare has a range of volunteering opportunities, providing social support to clients either in day-care centres or in a residential facility.
Day care centres have structured programs including art, craft, music, and exercises, lunch, morning and afternoon tea for clients. Students would participate in daily activities, and if appropriate may have opportunities to design and provide input to activities such as art or craft.
Aged care facilities also provide similar structured programs for residents run by the Recreation Activity Offices (RAO). Other activities include spending one-on-one time with a resident, playing board games, playing musical instrument (if you have the talent), reading with residents, or taking them for a walk.
The below are the details of the facilities that can support students. Catholic Healthcare have other facilities in the Illawarra region and Wentworth Falls. If you are interested in these areas please indicate this in your email.
Catholic Healthcare Residential Aged Care Facilities
Gertrude Abbott Aged Care
Sister Anne Court
10-15 mins walk from Central station
Weekdays and weekends
Can have more than 1 student per day
Lewisham Nursing Home
Next to station
Limited street parking
2 students in hostel
6 in nursing home
Holy Spirit Revesby
Walking distance from station,
limited street parking
St Bedes Home
St James Villa
Can have more than 1 per day
George Mockler House
Our lady of Loreto Gardens
Catholic Healthcare Day Care Centres
Waterloo Day Care
1-2 students on Tuesday and Thursday 10-2.30
1 student welcome on Mon and Wed to accompany clients on outings
A current National Police Check is required before commencing your placement.
Please do not contact Catholic Healthcare directly.
To register your interest in completing your Community Engagement placement with Catholic Healthcare, please contact ACU Engagement by Monday 20 August 2018: firstname.lastname@example.org
In your email please give:
three preferences for the facilities or day care centres you are interested in, in order of preference
your student number
community engagement unit
number of community engagement hours you are looking to complete with Catholic Healthcare
the days and times that you are available to volunteer each week.