Volunteers are essential to the operation of programs run by Myrtle Cottage. Without the assistance of volunteers we would be unable to offer the level of support and socialisation to a member that is required for them to participate fully in the activities we offer.
Volunteers participate in the areas they feel most comfortable while assisting members where they need it the most. The types of volunteer activities include: driving buses (C class or LR Licence required), assisting drivers during transport of members, kitchen duties, assisting members with crafts or games, cleaning of the building, general maintenance and other activities.
We also offer Work Experience placements for High School, TAFE and University students interested in aged care and disabilities sectors.
After retiring from the workforce, I was looking for something on a regular basis to keep me occupied. I heard about Myrtle Cottage needing volunteer bus drivers so after the initial induction I commenced driving in 2012. In the 11 years with the Cottage I have found that the staff, volunteers and supporters are committed to ensuring that members receive the best possible experience while participating in the many and varied social activities that are provided. Many members over the years have expressed their feelings that Myrtle Cottage is their “second home” and they eagerly look forward to their regular attendance to join the comradery amongst their peers. Well done Myrtle Cottage – David
Being a volunteer is the best thing that I have ever done. I thoroughly enjoy my interactions with the members and staff who are all extremely dedicated and friendly. I love listening to and learning from the members chats and stories. I look forward to each of my days attending and find them very rewarding. I have been volunteering at Myrtle Cottage for over 4 years now and hope to continue for many more years – Kim F