Join our Helping Hands volunteer program and make a difference!

Our volunteer program — Helping Hands

Become a valued and much-loved part of our community at Royal Freemasons by joining our volunteer program — Helping Hands.

As a volunteer, you will play a central role in enhancing the quality of life of our aged care residents by giving them your time, friendship and support.

This is your chance to put a smile on someone’s face and make a real difference to their life.

How do I become an aged care volunteer?

If you would like to become a Helping Hands volunteer, please fill out our online application form or email volunteer@royalfreemasons.org.au

A member of our team will then call you for an informal chat and let you know what the next steps are in the application process.

Many different ways you can help

Whatever your age or background, we have a range of volunteer roles near you to suit your interests, talents and availability.

providing friendship and support

supporting residents with activities

supporting our therapy staff

taking residents on day outings

driving the minibus

providing technical support

starting up a special interest group


What kind of commitment do I need to make?
While our volunteer opportunities are generally flexible in terms of time commitment, we do recommend that you participate in the program at least once a week, so residents know when to expect you and can look forward to your visit.
What are the benefits?
Volunteering in aged care has many benefits, including making new friends and connections, developing new skills, but most importantly, making a difference to people’s lives. Volunteers often say that their lives are enriched by the relationships they build through volunteering in age care.
Do I need any specific requirements to become an aged care volunteer?
We happily accept volunteers from a whole range of ages and backgrounds. The only requirement is that you apply for an NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) Worker Screening Check as part of the application process. When doing this, please make sure you select the ‘Waive Fees’ box.
A group of people sitting in wheelchairs in a residential aged care room.

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