Since its inception in 1944, BaptistCare has grown into one of the largest and most trusted providers of aged care and social support services in NSW and the ACT. Originally known as the NSW Baptist Homes Trust, our organisation was founded by a group of visionary men and women who wanted to express the love of Christ in practical ways to those in need. Since then, we have worked ceaselessly to see this purpose transform the lives of our clients. During 1953, our first aged care home, Yallambi, was opened in Carlingford. Over the next two decades the NSW Baptist Homes Trust experienced significant growth with the opening of new facilities and services in Sydney, Canberra, Newcastle, Parkes and the Central Coast. This growth continued in the 1980s, with a strong focus on aged care as well as family and community services such as counselling. In 1986, to capture our organisation's expanding range of services, we changed our name from the NSW Baptist Homes Trust to Baptist Community Services (BCS). From the late 90s and the first decade of the 21st century, BCS moved through a period of rapid growth, with our organisation’s staff numbers tripling, along with a huge expansion in services and operating budget. Now, in 2015 as BaptistCare, we are celebrating over 70 years of service. We are thankful to God for the journey so far, and excited as we shape our future as the trusted name in providing life transforming care for our clients. Want to get involved in your local community? Want to make a real difference in the lives of others? Want to meet new friends and benefit from new experiences? Then why not consider joining us at BaptistCare as a volunteer and be part of the change today! You could join a team of more than 1000 people who give of their time to serve alongside our 4000 staff in transforming lives. Opportunities for service exist in Residential Services, Home Services and Community Services in supporting disadvantaged members of the community.