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Order of Malta Australia


Palliative Care Social Support Individual program – South East Melbourne


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As part of our volunteering program at Calvary Health Care in Caulfield South, we are seeking volunteers for the Social Support Individual program.

The program aims to maintain skills, provide meaningful activities including outings that enhance wellness and re-ablement while linking clients and carers to health services as required. The Social Support Worker will assist participants of the program to engage in social activities whilst endeavouring to maintain skill retention and development. Through the program, volunteers will support participants to meet their need for social and community connection.

Volunteers will receive direct support from the CHSP Coordinator

Services we provide include:
– Home visiting services.
– Accompanied activities, such as assisting the person through accompanied shopping, paying bills, attendance at appointments, and other related activities.
– Telephone and web-based monitoring services (including other technologies that help connect older people to their community e.g. to assist people with sensory impairments or those living in geographically isolated areas).
– Social support is usually provided one to one, but can be provided to more than one person, such as an aged couple.

Our services do not include:
– Unaccompanied activities where you are completing tasks, such as grocery shopping, for the person without them present.
– Personal care, for example assistance to toilet or shower.
– Care workers may assist participants to schedule medical appointments and assist with transport, but are not required to attend the medical consultation.
– Full preparation of meals for a person, without their involvement.


Interested in this volunteering opportunity?

Please register an Expression of Interest using our Volunteer Enquiry Form

Frequency of service:

– Varied. Visit duration is typically for 2 hours, although can be shorter or slightly longer if necessary.


Volunteer requirements: 

–  Full training will be provided

– Drivers licence (if providing driving services)

–  Police check

– Signed Safeguarding Code Of Conduct


Other information: 

– Transport can be offered during a visit. You may use a Calvary Health Care Bethlehem vehicle, or your own comprehensively insured vehicle.

– Casual dress.

Volunteers Policy

Safeguarding Policies

The Australian Association

The Australian Association, formed in 1974, currently has in excess of 300 members and aspirant members across every State and Territory of Australia. We also have ongoing and strong links with the Order’s National Associations throughout the Asia Pacific Region including in Singapore and the Philippines and with members of the Order in New Zealand, Hong Kong SAR, Thailand and Korea. The Order of Malta is committed to serving Our Lords the Poor and Sick worldwide and has done so for over 900 years. This website shares with you the history, mission and current activities of the Order of Malta in Australia, and provides links to the work of the Order world-wide.