How to become a Silver Chain volunteer

Silver Chain customer service administrator Kayleen Head and volunteer services team leader Claire Lawrie.
Silver Chain customer service administrator Kayleen Head and volunteer services team leader Claire Lawrie.

INTERESTED in becoming a volunteer, but don’t know where to start? Look no further than the Silver Chain stall at the Volunteering Expo in Midland on Tuesday, May 21.

Volunteers are a vital part of Silver Chain, WA’s largest in-home health and aged care provider, according to team leader Claire Lawrie.

“Our volunteers help alleviate loneliness and isolation – they reach our most vulnerable clients,” she said.

“In fact, it can be beneficial to both parties.

“Research shows volunteering is proven to help maintain mental wellbeing.”

Silver Chain has more than 380 volunteers in WA. Their roles include visiting those who are socially isolated or lonely, helping at social centres or with transporting clients, and with clients receiving end-of-life care.

“We are part of the Volunteer Expo this year to promote volunteering opportunities at Silver Chain and hopefully gather expressions of interest,” Claire said.

“Come down to our stall to learn more about how to become a volunteer, what is involved, the impact it has on clients and how rewarding it is.”

The 2019 City of Swan-hosted Volunteering Expo will be on Tuesday, May 21 from 2pm to 6pm at the Midland Town Hall, 312 Great Eastern Highway, Midland.

Visit silverchain.org.au to find out more on becoming a volunteer.

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