Careers at MercyCare

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Make a positive difference to other people’s lives.

Our volunteers bringing smiles and connection

At MercyCare volunteers provide connection, community and a huge array of skills and experience. Volunteers are a valued part of our team, enriching our culture, strengthening our relationships and helping make our work more effective by contributing their time, skills, energy and enthusiasm.

Staff and Volunteer Day

The power of storytelling

Each year across MercyCare our staff and volunteers come together to have fun, connect with colleagues and learn something new. Our annual Staff and Volunteer Day is a great opportunity to hear empowering stories and be inspired. 

Heart is MercyCare

Making a difference

Heart is connection; opportunity; discovering your passion; feeling safe; community; and being part of something bigger.

Discover what sits at the heart of MercyCare.

Perks of volunteering

You can make a positive difference to other people’s lives

 

Have a meaningful, positive impact on your community

 

Foster a sense of achievement and purpose

 

Make new friends and expand your networks, which can help you feel more connected and valued

 

Helps combat stress, loneliness and social isolation

 

Where are Volunteer Jobs available?

Volunteers are involved with a range of MercyCare’s services including:

  • Residential Aged Care
  • Community and Home Support
  • Early Learning Services
  • New migrant services
  • Employment and community programs
  • Support for youth at risk

Skills

Most of all you need to have the desire to help others. We love it when our volunteers bring a special professional skill or talent with then, whether that’s a head for numbers or a singing talent. The hours you volunteer are flexible during the week. We ask for a minimum commitment of three months, volunteering 1-2 shifts per week.

Placements

We have a variety of volunteering opportunities for individual and corporate volunteers across Perth from Joondalup to Rockingham.

Eligibility

All volunteers will be required to undertake a National Police Check and some may require a Working With Children Check. MercyCare will organise and pay for these checks following receipt of the completed application.

Teaching dedicated students

Life lessons

 “They come when it is freezing cold and it’s pouring with rain or when it’s a stinking hot 40 degrees. On those sorts of days when they show up, it puts a lump in your throat. They come because they want to be here,” MercyCare volunteer Russell Waters says of the dedicated students of his English classes.

Held at MercyCare’s Mirrabooka office, Russell teaches three classes a week of English as a Second Language and computing. He has been bringing his skills as a volunteer to MercyCare for six years.

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Supporting migrants find their feet

Teacher and translator

At a loss after leaving her native Brazil behind for a new life in Australia, Cris found renewed confidence after volunteering for MercyCare to help fellow migrants find their feet. “When I started working at MercyCare as a volunteer my life changed completely. MercyCare opened a new door and opportunities in my life. I started feeling better about myself and my new life where I felt I could stay in Australia.”

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Musician plays for our aged care residents

Getting feet tapping

Music maestro

Bringing music to MercyCare’s Residential Aged Care homes has brought joy to so many MercyCare volunteers.

From sing-alongs to guitar, music is a great way of connecting and having fun while enriching the lives of others. 

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Bringing Playgroup to Balga Primary School

Fun and support

A local playgroup helped Amy Ball Rodriguez connect with other mothers and build a support network when she had three young children. Amy volunteers to run playgroup sessions at Balga Primary School catering for families with babies and children up to four years of age. “I found it so helpful for my mental health as a mum, not only do the kids get the benefit of playing with other children but I got to chat and build a support group.”

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Stories