Volunteers sought for pastoral care program at Casino

SOUTHERN Cross St Michael's is inviting volunteers for its pastoral care program - an integral part of the holistic care offered to residents.

The program is about being there for the other person.

The aim is to form intentional friendships based on trust, acceptance, and mutual respect to support people. Each person is unique and has a valuable story to tell.

"We encourage a group of committed volunteers that are dedicated to this area of volunteering to visit three to five residents on a regular basis to build meaningful relationships," said Cathryn McMillan, pastoral care team leader. 

"Most volunteers dedicate approximately two hours per week to this area of volunteering."

As a volunteer you will receive training, ongoing support and education and become part of a team of volunteers that love bringing joy and comfort to older people.

"We gain just as much back as they give," said the team of pastoral care volunteers here in Casino.

There is no age limit, some volunteers still work full-time or part-time, or have other commitments but have found that volunteering brings something different to their lives.

It will be running a training session for people who would like to become volunteer visitors at Southern Cross Care St Michael's Casino, starting in October.

Info session

If you would like to become part St Michael's team of volunteers, come along to an information session at 2pm on Friday September 18 at St Michael's, 62 Centre St Casino.

If you would like to speak to Cathryn leave a message at reception on 6662 1433.



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