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Make a Difference. Volunteer.

Join the ECH volunteer team!

Volunteers have provided tremendous support to ECH ever since it was established back in 1964. Thanks to the ongoing commitment from volunteers ECH has been able to offer its clients additional support and benefits such as increased independence and the opportunity of building long-lasting friendships.

The ECH volunteer program prides itself on offering volunteers a diverse variety of roles and activities and is flexible in meeting the needs of its clients and its volunteers, creating opportunities based on the interests of both.

ECH believes each person is unique, worthy of respect, dignity and inclusion and that, every individual needs to be active, engaged and have confidence in themselves and their environment.

As a volunteer you will have an important role to play in helping to promote self-determination and enabling ECH clients to have the best life possible as they age so they can stay who they are, where they are.

Volunteer opportunities

Some of the volunteering activities include involvement in one or more programs and different areas such as art, craft, music, individual visits, social groups, gardening, bus driving, cooking and outings.

For more information please call 1300 275 324 or email the ECH Volunteer Lead via ekleinig@ech.asn.au

The following volunteering opportunities are currently available:

Friendly Pet Visiting

ECH is looking for volunteer furry friends and their owners to visit our clients in ECH Day Programs, which are designed for people who may be experiencing dementia or memory loss to engage in a range of social activities. Pet Visits have a number of benefits. Your furry friend will be rewarded for their generosity, through smiles and special moments. Dogs are popular but other pets are welcome if they are healthy, confident with strangers, well-mannered and well-trained. If you are compassionate, friendly, and assertive with a positive outlook, ECH would love to hear from you and your beloved pet. For more information about this position please call 1300 275 324 or email the ECH Volunteer Lead via ekleinig@ech.asn.au…

Purple Bin Project Volunteer

ECH is looking for volunteers to assist with The Purple Bin Project a South Australian driven initiative gifting new personal hygiene products/toiletries to adults and children in need. To provide this service people donate personal essential items including shampoo, conditioner, bodywash, hairbrushes, deodorant etc. These donations are then sorted into individual care packs for delivered to those most in need in our community. This initiative hopes to send a message of Love and Kindness to those who need it the most. Currently this volunteer opportunity is based out of Cumberland Park Community Centre on a Wednesday morning. If you would like to volunteer and join the Purple Bin team – ECH would love to hear from you. For more information about this position please call 1300 275 324 or email the ECH Volunteer Lead via ekleinig@ech.asn.au…

Community Connections Volunteers

ECH is looking for volunteers to assist with welcoming community spaces based out of Community Centers and local cafes across Adelaide supported by ECH. Maybe you are looking to make meaningful connections with people from your local community?  Maybe you would like to form a book club, design handmade cards, experiment with acrylic and watercolour paints, or join a gardening workshop? We are looking for volunteers that want to be involved in sharing their ideas, meet new people and led a variety of activities and workshops at one of our many community spaces. Bring your skills, passions, ideas, and sense of fun! For more information about this position and where are community spaces are located please call 1300 275 324 or email the ECH Volunteer Lead via ekleinig@ech.asn.au…

ECH Day Program Volunteers

ECH is looking for volunteers to assist in ECH Day Programs designed to cater for people who may be experiencing dementia or memory loss. ECH has Day Programs at Smithfield, Henley Beach, Happy Valley and Walkerville each offering a range of activities such as gardening, arts and craft, billiards, cooking, music, dancing and gentle exercise programs. The aim is to use these activities to ensure each individual’s interests and abilities are catered for and they provide personalised attention to ensure activities are meaningful to each person. If you love art based activities, including gardening and music and willing to help improve the mind, body and spirit of our members to support their physical, mental and social wellbeing with a positive outlook – ECH would love to hear from you. For more information about this position please call 1300 275 324 or email the ECH Volunteer Lead via ekleinig@ech.asn.au…

Volunteer Community Garden – Henley Beach

ECH is looking for volunteers to assist with the ECH Community Garden at Henley Beach.

Volunteer Friendly Phone Calls

ECH is looking for volunteers to assist with our friendly phone calls program to make brief and friendly phone calls about everyday topics to people who would like greater social connections.

Volunteer – Walking Group Organiser

ECH is looking for expressions of interest for a volunteer Walk Organiser to lead a small walking group in the Morphett Vale area.

Volunteer LGBTI Home Visiting Program

The LGBTI Volunteer Home Visiting Program is looking for LGBTI volunteers to visit LGBTI people over the age of 55…

Volunteer Bus Driver

ECH is currently seeking volunteer bus drivers to transport ECH clients from their homes to the ECH Day Programs as well as drive ECH clients on day trips supported by ECH staff. Drivers need to hold a minimum LR licence and have experience driving buses. This volunteer position is vital in connecting our clients to ECH Day programs to engage socially with others in a variety of activities such as playing cards, gardening, arts, crafts, cooking, sports, music, gentle exercise and dancing. The volunteer role will be supported by our ECH Social Day Program staff. The Volunteer position is available for morning or afternoon shifts or occasional full day outings as required. If you like socialising and making new friends and sharing your skills and knowledge, then ECH would love to hear from you. For more information about this position please email the ECH Volunteer Lead via ekleinig@ech.asn.au…