You will be surprised at how many different volunteering opportunities we have. We manage a fantastic group of volunteers who visit Knox at times that mutually suit. With more than 200 residents, there is always help or assistance needed somewhere. Residents truly love visitors and the special skills, support and personalities they all bring. We know that many firm friendships and bonds are created, contributing to a more rewarding life for both residents and volunteers.
How you can help at Knox
Some of our residents need nothing more than a chat, while others need a little more help - for instance, with their shopping or getting to the local library. You may even want to get involved in bigger projects, like organising social events or fundraising. We'd love to hear from you if you think you can help. Volunteers are a valuable part of the Knox team, no matter how much or how little time you have to give.
Recent volunteer activities have included:
Joining residents at meal time to make lunch or dinner more enjoyable, to have a chat and build friendships while supporting staff where necessary
Serving morning tea in one of Knox’s households
Helping in the gym, motivating residents and playing games
Various other jobs like administration work, internet café support or Knox Shop support
Going for a walk with a resident
Playing cards or other board games with residents
Showing residents how to get the most out of their digital tablets or how to use Skype
Having a cup of tea and sharing stories with residents
Spending time one-on-one with residents who benefit from more support and may be forgetful at times*
*This role requires all volunteers to start in another role for 6 months minimum and requires a Police record check.
You might like to try your hand at doing something different and we can offer you the chance to do that within a supportive environment. If you would like to keep up to date
with our latest volunteer opportunities, please contact us for more details.
Complete our online Volunteer Application Form now and our Volunteer Coordinators will be in touch with meaningful opportunities in your area of interest.
In 2017, our volunteers received a Minister of Health Award in the Community or NGO Health Service Team Volunteers category.
"I didn't want to rock the boat."
I didn't have to.
Majorie felt there was too much sun streaming through the windows in the lounge that she likes to be in. Hoping to cool the space down she did just what she would do in her own home – organise some blinds. Knox CEO, Jill agreed and teamed her up with an interior designer to turn her ideas into reality.
It’s never forgotten that Knox is our resident’s home and they should share decisions and maintain as much control as possible.