The Arcare Volunteer Bulletin began as means of keeping our aged care residents engaged, supported, and entertained during lockdown. While volunteers can’t visit during lockdown, the fortnightly Arcare Bulletin is a way for volunteers to stay connected and continue to remotely contribute.
The Bulletin is distributed fortnightly across over 45 of Arcare's aged care communities in NSW, QLD and VIC. Residents and team members enjoy reading the Bulletin's riddles, facts, jokes, and writer features called ‘memory lane’, highlighting iconic and historic events. It’s produced in English but also translated into four other languages – German, Greek, Italian and Albanian – to accommodate non-English speaking residents.
The Fortnightly Bulletin team will provide you with a list of topics to choose from to write on ahead of time. However, feel free to be creative- we encourage all contributes to write on topics that they find interesting or that they think might be of interest to Arcare residents.
Whether you're a university student, working full-time, caring for children, or retired, we will work with your availability. While there will be a deadline that you will be expected to meet, so that the bulletin can be edited and collated by the Bulletin Editor. If you are unable to contribute for a certain edition, there’s is no pressure - we are more than happy to work around you.
We're looking for volunteers who would enjoy giving their time to bring joy to residents at Arcare.
If you have a heart for giving back to the elderly, and can spare time each week, or fortnight, please don't hesitate to apply.
It is our hope that as a volunteer, that you will feel part of the Arcare community, even if you are contributing remotely.