Volunteering with LiveBetter

Volunteering with LiveBetter is a great way to get involved in your local community.

Make a real difference

By giving someone a lift to the shops or dropping by for a cuppa, you can make a difference in people's lives. And the benefits go both ways.

Our volunteer program gives you an opportunity to make friends, have fun and enjoy that rewarding feeling of being a force for good.

How you can get involved

Community transport drivers

Help seniors stay connected to the community by driving them to appointments, the shops, on errands or to visit family and friends.

Social support groups

Visit people in your community and spend time with them, whether it's having a chat, sharing a cuppa, playing cards or going for a walk.

Community engagement

Do you have a skill or passion to share? From art workshops to cooking demonstrations and gardening groups, there's lots of ways to help!

Volunteers are the heart of our community

We appreciate our volunteers and the valuable contribution they make to our customers’ lives. When you join us, you’ll be supported, valued and included as part of the LiveBetter team.

Here are some of the benefits of volunteering with us:

  • Being able to choose from a wide variety of roles across our different services
  • Our supportive, team-like environment – we aim to create a positive experience for our volunteers
  • Using your skills to do something meaningful, especially after you retire
  • Meeting people in your area – many friendships have been formed through our volunteer program!
  • Health benefits such as improved wellbeing, staying mentally active and lower stress levels
  • Long-term involvement – our footprint across NSW and QLD means you can keep volunteering with us, even if you move

Who can be a volunteer?

Anyone can be a volunteer as long as they are over the age of 18. You don’t need any special skills, just a willingness to help others. In our experience, good volunteers are people who are honest, reliable, kind, calm and friendly.

What do I need to do to become a volunteer?

Every LiveBetter volunteer needs to have a Criminal History check and Working with Children check. Depending on your role, you may need to undergo other checks as well, such as a medical assessment.

Checks are free, so you don’t need to pay to have them done. We cover the cost of any medical checks you may need to complete as part of your role.

How much time does volunteering take?

The amount of time you spend volunteering depends on your role, location and the need amongst our customers. We are flexible to your schedule, as we appreciate any time you are willing to give.

Will I be supported as a volunteer?

When you sign up as a volunteer, we’ll spend some time going through an application and induction process with you, so you know what is expected in your role. We do our best to keep paperwork to a minimum.

We will also provide you with relevant training. For example, if you are a volunteer community care driver, we’ll buddy you up with someone for a few shifts until you feel confident in your role. You will be supported by our staff most of the time, the exception being long-term volunteers who are visiting people they know well.

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