Glenview Volunteer Program
The Glenview Volunteer Program is expanding and we are happy to offer a number of exciting opportunities for you to volunteer.
Why I like volunteering – Gina:
“Volunteering is the gift of love that comes from the heart and soul with no thought of reward in the way of self praise or personal gratification in a worldly sense. Volunteering gives me the opportunity to serve others. It is the joy of giving, and of seeing faces light up when joy is recognised. It is the laughter and happiness in the faces of people that you meet with, share skills and talents with and the thrill on their faces when they achieve something that they have never done before, or had forgotten how to do. It is warmth, wonderment and the raising of spirits being brought alive.
Come and join the dynamic and energetic group of people who currently volunteer their time, effort and enthusiasm working as part of the Glenview team to offer the best in aged care.
- Volunteer Bus Driver
- Men's Shed Volunteer
- Community Social Visiting Volunteer
- Residential/Community Activity Assistant Volunteer
All enquiries welcome.
Ph: 03 6277 8800
Like an opportunity to get involved in Glenview?
Please contact Administration and we will find the right person to help you with your enquiry.
Many members of our community support Glenview.
We are deeply indebted to the tireless work of the Ladies Auxiliary.
- Read a report of a fundraising day.
- Contact us if you would like one of the ladies to invite you to join the auxiliary. It's a lot of fun.
There are many other ways in which family members volunteers can continue to support their friends and relatives who are Glenview residents.
Mary loves Glenview!
Mary has been volunteering at Glenview for 13 years and plans on moving into Glenview (and only Glenview) if/when she ever finds herself needing a new place to live!
She says 'I love Glenview and wouldn't know what to do without it. I've been to other places volunteering but Glenview is something special'
Mary is 80 years old and volunteers at Glenview full time five days per week. She is too busy and too happy to retire from her duties at Glenview. There is not much she doesn't do from our mystery bus and shopping trips to Saturday adventures with our day centre clients and 'Mary's special afternoon teas' have become a Glenview institution. Everyone knows to book in early for those.
We asked Mary what she liked best about volunteering at Glenview. Easy:
- All the staff are supportive from the CEO down and this supportive environment provides a real sense of belonging.
- She is encouraged to contribute her ideas and helps plan and organise activities and her contribution is always valued and often acted upon.
- She knows that the residents and clients are happy and love being able to choose from so many different activities and functions every day.
Residents, clients and staff all look forward to seeing Mary's cheerful face around Glenview.
While we would love to see Mary move in one day when she gets old, we would need a small band of volunteers to replace her. Mary is living, laughing, loving proof that the more you put into life, the more you get out of it.