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.

Position Description

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

Name Location Beds Students

Gertrude Abbott Aged Care

Sister Anne Court


Surry Hills

10-15 mins walk from Central station


100 Beds

68 Beds


10+ Students Weekdays and weekends

Can have more than 1 student per day


Lewisham Hostel


Lewisham Nursing Home



Next to station

Limited street parking


40 beds

56 beds


2 students in hostel

6 in nursing home

Name Holy Spirit Revesby Location


Street Parking

Beds 50 beds Students 2-4 students
Name Bethlehem House Location


Walking distance from station, limited street parking

Beds 29 beds Students 2-4 students
Name St Bedes Home Location

Sth Hurstville

Street parking

Beds 44 Beds Students 2-4 students
Name St James Villa Location


Street parking

Beds 40 beds Students 2-4 students
Name Percy Miles Location


Street parking

Beds 40 beds Students 2-4 students
Name Emmaus Village Location

Kemps Creek

On-site parking

Beds 64 beds Students 3-5 students
Name St Peter's Location

Lane Cove

Street parking

Beds 93 beds Students

4-5 students

Can have more than 1 per day

Name St Paul's Location


Street parking

Beds 40 beds Students 1-2 students
Name St Josephs Location

Hunters Hill

Street parking

Beds 52 beds Students4-5 students
NameSt Anne’s Location

Hunters Hill (next to St Joseph’s)

Beds 50 beds Students2-3 students (provides higher care than St Josephs)
Name George Mockler House Location

Mona Vale

Street parking

Beds 28 beds Students 2-3 students
Name Our lady of Loreto Gardens Location

Hamlyn Terrace (Central Coast)

Street parking

Beds 60 beds Students 3-5 students


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:

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
  • an indication of whether you have a current police check.


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