MWP Community Care has been assisting the elderly and aged care residents of the northern beaches since 1967. Our Neighbour Aid and Home Modification Services allow our clients to live at home for as long as possible in a safe and independent manner.

As well as offering social support and home building services, we also offer an exciting events and outings calendar, that allows our clients to socially interact in a safe and welcoming environment. We would welcome the opportunity for ACU Students to be a part of our events + outings program, and also assist our staff in designing and implementing a virtual calendar to teach our clients the latest technology.

The role

Students will be escorting our elderly clients on our social outings both in and out of the office as well as assisting staff with designing and implementing a monthly virtual event calendar. Outings might include going to see a movie, trip to a museum, shopping trip or lunch at a café. You can view an example of the events calendar here.

As technology plays an integral role in all our daily lives, we feel it is important to support our older residents by assisting them to learn how to use simple technology such as facetime and Facebook to better enable them to stay in touch with their loved ones. We would also like students to help our team design a virtual calendar, whereby we offer these opportunities to our clients and then teach them here in our boardroom how to use an iPad (MWP Care provided), a smart phone and a computer. We offer two sessions per month on a Tuesday for the client to attend our office providing a “troubleshooting” service for their individual needs. These may include setting up an email address, installing apps, setting up accounts and paying accounts with providers such as Service NSW as well as emailing photos and exploring Google etc.

Students must display patience, an appreciation of the difficulty of teaching our older generations technology, and an understanding of how we can overcome these barriers together.

Eligibility criteria

We require all our volunteers to have the following:

  • Police Check
  • Complete vaccination status against COVID-19
  • Please note this opportunity is only available to students over 19 years of age

MWP Care is based in Narrabeen on the Northern Beaches. Activities will take place at the MWP Care office, or at other locations as agreed upon. MWP Care will request your availability and will match you with volunteering opportunities accordingly. Events at the office typically run from 10am-12pm on weekdays. Outings typically run from 9am-4pm on weekdays.

How to apply

More information about requirements, dates, times, and locations for this opportunity can be found on InPlace. Students can also apply to any available opportunity directly through InPlace. For information and tools on how to use InPlace, please refer to 'Applying with InPlace' module in the Community Engagement Canvas Course.

Before applying for an opportunity please ensure:

  • You understand and will follow any COVID-safe practices as determined by ACU, the organisation offering this opportunity or the public health orders of your state.
  • You are willing to undertake further processing as required and acknowledge that your ACU email address and the information you provide in your application will be shared with the organisation that offers this opportunity. The organisation will keep your personal information confidential.
  • You have read the 'Safety and Wellbeing' module in the Community Engagement course.

Opportunities are available in line with the needs of our community partners. If this opportunity is not listed in InPlace it may not be open, it may be at capacity, or you may not be eligible.

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If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact ACU Engagement.

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