Volunteering at Karuna
The moment you dedicate yourself to others you have space in your heart and mind.” Lama Thubten Yeshe
“Volunteers have always been part of Karuna and our success. Over the years, so many people have brought their many skills and an amazing willingness to help.” Tracey Porst, Chief Executive Officer, Karuna Hospice Services.
Volunteer Your Time and Skills to Karuna
Volunteering is a great way to make a rewarding contribution to your community and Karuna’s success is supported by a large community of volunteers who offer their skills and time for us in many ways. If you have skills that you think can assist Karuna, with fundraising activities such as craft, administration and marketing, we’d love to hear from you.
Palliative Care Support Volunteers
Our specially trained Palliative Care Support Volunteers work alongside our nurses visiting families at home, to provide companionship, practical assistance and respite to carers.
Volunteers may assist with small household tasks like shopping, running errands, walking dogs, washing the dishes or helping with the kids. They may take the client on an outing or just sit by the bed and spend precious time with them while the carer has a break.
We are currently taking Expressions of Interest for our next training session. Please register your interest if you would like to be advised when the application process commences.
Office and Project Volunteers
We have a team of volunteers that help out in the office on a regular basis with all manner of tasks including general administration, reception, finance, admin, marketing, fundraising, event planning, clinical audits, running errands, setting up for workshops and meetings, light housekeeping, maintenance, washing cars and other one off projects.
Volunteers help maintain the beautiful gardens here at Karuna – weeding, lawn care and the occasional working bee for mulching and other tasks. If you have a green thumb or just enjoy being in the garden, please contact us.
Craft Group Volunteers
For over 16 years our dedicated craft group has been supporting Karuna’s fundraising events. The group meets each Thursday morning at Karuna House and works all year round making craft to be sold at our Christmas markets and Bridge Days. All funds raised are used to provide ongoing care to our clients and their families.
Our team of event volunteers may provide pre-event logistical support and/or be on hand at our fundraising events at Karuna. Some may also take on a lead role with event planning or represent Karuna at community events including festivals, expos and community forums. They pass on information about the services we provide and often lend a caring ear to those who wish to share their experiences.
With a number of new events added to our 2019/2020 calendar, event volunteers will play a huge role at Karuna.
With limited staffing resources this additional support is vital for the continuation of the services we provide. We are always interested in speaking to people who wish to assist us.
Please click here to register your interest. Be sure to tell us what your general interests are and about the skills you have.