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Dedicated volunteers have always been an integral part of MercyCare services. Currently, we have a large and vibrant team of volunteers who help to strengthen and add value to the quality of service we provide to West Australians and their families.


No special technical skills are required to become a volunteer, you just need to have the desire to help others. While the hours you volunteer are flexible during the week, we do ask for an initial minimum commitment of three months, but hope you will find your experience rewarding and stay with us beyond this time.

Types of Placements

We have a variety of volunteering opportunities available across the Perth metropolitan area. If you have a passion for working with seniors, children, youth, or you would like to share your skills in music or arts and craft, please let us know.

Volunteers are involved with a range of MercyCare services including:

  • Residential Aged Care
  • Community and Home Support
  • Child Day Care
  • Employment and community programs
  • Support for youth at risk

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Make a positive difference to other people's lives.
  • Have a meaningful, positive impact on your community.
  • Instil 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.

Volunteer Stories


Cedric volunteers his time at MercyCare by singing, playing music and bringing a smile to the faces of our service users.


Joan has volunteered her time for nearly 20 years across many different MercyCare services including supporting children in our care.


Marleen volunteers at MercyCare’s Residential Aged Care facility in Wembley, while also studying Occupational Therapy.


All volunteers require a current police check and may require a working with children check. MercyCare will request and pay for these checks following receipt of the completed application.

Opportunities Available Now

Volunteering placements currently available at MercyCare can be found here.

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