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Volunteering with RSL LifeCare

Our volunteers can return to normal and are now allowed to visit our Aged Care Facilities observing conditions of screening and infection control and social distancing.

RSL LifeCare welcomes and values the many ways volunteers enrich the lives of our residents. Volunteers help our Villages thrive with community spirit, providing a continuing connection to the wider community (CWA, Rotary, Church groups etc.) Volunteers and charitable groups also provide the opportunity for diversity of offerings to our residents – all of which contribute meaningfully to the quality of care provided.

Volunteers, put others first and inspire us all to do better. At these times, we are particularly concerned about the impacts of social isolation on the people we care for at our facilities and retirement villages. With this in mind, we have been offering the opportunity to volunteer remotely and assist by writing letters or phoning residents to check in as well as provide comfort and assurance during this uncertain period.

We are pleased to announce that volunteers can now visit our facilities again. We are reaching out to encourage more volunteers to support our residents during this time.

If you would like to be part of our wonderful volunteer team, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please submit your details via the form to the right or send us an email at volunteering@rsllifecare.org.au and our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch.

Connecting with individuals

Our volunteers are on hand to connect with residents via Facetime, Zoom or Skype. This can be for a chat or to play a game together.

Virtual activities and performances in our Residential Aged Care

RSL LifeCare are reaching out to volunteer groups to perform Zoom sessions in entertainment, cultural activities, game playing and musical performances. School students and those who speak a language other than English are also welcome to be involved.

 

Letter writing/ kids’ drawings

We encourage the community to reach out to our residents as physical access to the local community, family and friends has been temporarily ceased to keep our residents safe. Sending a small thought and a few words or pictures can go a long way to help our residents feel connected to the community.

  • Letters and drawings can be mailed directly to facilities
  • Letters can be shared via central mail at the Retirement Villages and or Aged Care Homes
  • Letters and drawings can be sent to our email address volunteering@rsllifecare.org.au and RSL LifeCare will circulate to isolated residents

Other initiatives are underway to improve the support available to residents to ensure they feel socially connected. Please submit all suggestions via the form.

Emails

We encourage everyone to send email letters and messages, please send as attachments to volunteering@rsllifecare.org.au or submit an enquiry via the form on this page. These will be printed and read out to residents.

 

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