Creating Connections for Volunteers and Members

Volunteers are an integral part of COA. They can be of any age, any skill set or educational background, from the Jewish and the wider community. All help is appreciated.

Volunteers are involved at the COA Centre with catering, clerical, and management roles, and most importantly they provide outreach services to the community, 

We have five different outreach programs which volunteers and members can become part of:

Kosher Meal Delivery:                   

Delivering meals to the same recipients each time, and providing social connection and company for some who have no other person come to their door in a week.

Tea for 2 Visiting Program:

This service pairs caring volunteers with members who need a regular visit, either at home, or for a trip out for a coffee. Volunteers and members build up close relationships through the service, and volunteers have an opportunity to see first                             hand if our members may need a service they are not yet receiving

Shalom Connect:

Weekly calls to socially isolated and housebound members are made by a regular roster of volunteers. Providing a friendly voice on the phone to help alleviate feelings of loneliness. Calls can be made once a week, or each day, depending on the needs of the member.

Hannah Meyer Project:

Regular visits to Jewish residents in Non-denominational Aged Care Facilities, for Shabbat candle lighting and Festival celebrations. Promoting cultural                                                connection for Jewish seniors and a beautiful activity for non-Jewish residents                                who want to join in.

Shopping Program:

Helping those members who have difficulty shopping due to a combination of financial hardship and mobility problems which make it impossible for them to shop effectively on their own. The shopping can be done in person by the member with a volunteers, or from a list provided to the volunteer.