Volunteering with LiveBetter
Make a real difference
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
Social support groups
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.