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


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

Holy Spirit Revesby


Street Parking

50 beds 2-4 students
Bethlehem House


Walking distance from station, limited street parking

29 beds 2-4 students
St Bedes Home

Sth Hurstville

Street parking

44 Beds 2-4 students
St James Villa


Street parking

40 beds 2-4 students
Percy Miles


Street parking

40 beds 2-4 students
Emmaus Village

Kemps Creek

On-site parking

64 beds 3-5 students
St Peter's

Lane Cove

Street parking

93 beds

4-5 students

Can have more than 1 per day

St Paul's


Street parking

40 beds 1-2 students
St Josephs

Hunters Hill

Street parking

52 beds 4-5 students
St Anne’s

Hunters Hill (next to St Joseph’s)

50 beds 2-3 students (provides higher care than St Josephs)
George Mockler House

Mona Vale

Street parking

28 beds 2-3 students
McQuoin Park


Street Parking

73 beds 3-5 students
Our lady of Loreto Gardens

Hamlyn Terrace (Central Coast)

Street parking

60 beds 3-5 students


Catholic Healthcare Day Care Centres

Waterloo Day Care Waterloo

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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