Volunteers are the heart of our organisation and our local communities. Without the support of our wonderful volunteers, much of the great work we do and support we provide to our residents, clients, families and wider communities would not be possible.
Every year, more than 300 people volunteer their time and skills with Whiddon and make a great deal of difference to our organisation and the lives of the people that we care for.
Our volunteers come from all walks of life and backgrounds, from school kids and university students, to ‘henthusiasts’, residents from our retirement villages, community groups, churches, masonic groups, artists, musicians, pet therapy organisations and more – every volunteer brings their own unique skills and stories to the Whiddon family.
Make a difference – volunteer opportunities
Join the Whiddon family as a volunteer and help us make a difference. Our volunteer opportunities are broad and we’ll work with you to help find just the right spot so you can make the most of your skills, passions and hobbies as a volunteer.
From running art, music or cooking activities, helping with our HenPower program, volunteering with the Community Visitors Scheme or helping a resident or client stay connected by visiting regularly for a chat, a game of cards and a cuppa – let us know how you’d like to contribute and be a part of our community.
Max Johnston was awarded the 2015 Northern Rivers Volunteer of the Year award for his work at Whiddon Grafton, and we couldn’t be prouder! Max does a bit of everything at our home, from driving the bus and taking residents around town and on trips, to manning the BBQ, calling Bingo and spending time laughing and chatting with our residents.
“He’s the life of the party, he comes in on event days dressed up and on the bus trips the residents just don’t stop talking or laughing with him” the manager of the home shared.