EPC provides free, in-home support to people in Melbourne's east who are getting on with living after a diagnosis of terminal or life-limiting illness, which can significantly restrict their ability to access their regular social supports, their job, hobbies, etc. And that's where our volunteers come in. Our new Cloud Nine team is seeking volunteers with hairdressing experience (at least 2 years) who are retired, or have some free time once a week, to offer a hair cut and blow dry or facial hair grooming (no shaves) in the homes of people with a terminal illness, living across Melbourne's eastern suburbs.
EPC volunteers tell us they love their roles and get real meaning and purpose from visiting, chatting with and just 'being present' with people in community palliative care across Melbourne's east. They bring normality and a piece of the community in to the homes of people who might be a bit isolated, or just want to think about something other than health for a while.
This is a new team so we will be listening to our volunteers' expertise and ideas to build up a great service. We expect the volunteers will be visiting for a few hours once per week. There will be no heavy lifting or bending required.
So if you have some free time on weekdays (no after hours or weekends) and lots of compassion, live in Melbourne's eastern to outer-eastern suburbs, and want a volunteer role with a difference, we would love to speak with you.
We offer a lot of support, training, mentoring, networking and ongoing support and have great relationships with all of our 200+ volunteers - who are a vibrant, gorgeous group of people with big hearts and an ability to just be themselves with the people they visit.
Spending time with people facing end of life can be challenging...but it is also intensely rewarding.
EPC's volunteer service has won awards for our programs. Here's what our current volunteers have to say about us:
“EPC is an incredibly professional and worthwhile organization which treats its volunteers just as well as it treats its own staff. Every volunteer is appreciated and valued.”
“You get more out of it than you can ever put in” “There are so many benefits. I cannot imagine a more uplifting and supportive agency to volunteer with.”
Please contact us on 1300 130 813 for a no-obligation chat.
- NOTE: the region we support includes Boroondara, Whitehorse, Knox, Manningham, Monash, Maroondah and Yarra Ranges, and our volunteers visit people living in these areas - so preference is always given to volunteers living in this zone as we don't want people having to travel too far when volunteering with us.
EPC Volunteers - making our community better through everyday acts of kindness.