Volunteers are often referred to as the ‘glue that holds communities together’. And although they often work tirelessly without getting paid, they are the happiest employment group, according to research from the Australian Unity Wellbeing Index report ‘What makes us happy?’

When we are feeling good we are more likely to contribute to society positively, and community connection and engagement is important to our sense of wellbeing. A combination of the interaction provided by volunteering and the personal satisfaction achieved is likely to explain the positive impact on our happiness

Australian Unity Independent & Assisted Living offer volunteer opportunities at retirement and aged care communities across Victoria and New South Wales. For further information about volunteering at a community, please contact the Site Manager at the community you are interested in or email retirementliving@australianunity.com.au  

Australian Unity’s Home and Disability Services also have a range of volunteer opportunities to assist frail aged or people with disabilities who are still living at home. If you are interested in helping out, please email retirementliving@australianunity.com.au.