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  • a real difference

    "You can tell that the time you give makes a real difference to the lives of the residents at Mayflower"

    - Bob


A critical success factor for the Mayflower Group in relation to the delivery of compassionate care is our extensive team of Volunteers. These individuals give generously of their valuable time, in a time poor world; they dedicate their talents and energy to enriching the lives of our residents in a variety of meaningful ways.

With more than 80 active Volunteers, Mayflower is privileged and very fortunate to have such committed group of people wanting to contribute and be involved in the range activities we provide.

Without the support and assistance of Volunteers there are some lifestyle programs that Mayflower just could not conduct. In addition our Volunteers are present just to sit with residents and give a kind word or gentle touch when there is a need for comfort and support.

Our Volunteers participate in the following activities:

  • driving our community bus for excursions and shopping trips
  • manning the Mayflower gift shop at Brighton
  • sharing their specialised skills by conducting arts and craft groups for residents
  • involvement in providing musical entertainment for residents
  • spending one-on-one time with residents playing cards and chatting

Regardless of their specific role or contribution, each and every Volunteer is pivotal to our ongoing ability to deliver excellence in aged care services to our residents. Our Volunteers are integral to life at Mayflower and we welcome and invite others to join this team of giving spirited individuals.

So if you have time, passion and want to give back to the community we would welcome you at Mayflower. You'll have the opportunity to work with residents and have a real impact on their lives, providing a sense of satisfaction for residents, and yourself.


The presence of young people in our aged care facilities is a source of great happiness and joy to our residents. The interaction and friendships that can be formed are of mutual benefit to young and older people alike.

Mayflower is very fortunate to have the ongoing support of many local primary and secondary schools at both Brighton and Reservoir. Our lifestyle calendar regularly includes activities involving school students. These programs are warmly anticipated as well as having a high level of resident participation.

Mayflower continues to welcome school visitation. Our residents and staff appreciate and value the contribution of students to the lifestyle programs in our facilities.

Complete our online Volunteering Enquiry Form below to register your interest.

For more information on Volunteering please contact our Lifestyle Manager on 03 9591 1100 or email us at

Volunteer Enquiry

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  • Please provide details ie ongoing/once off, weekly/monthly, Tuesday afternoon/weekends.