About Brightwater Care Group
The Brightwater Care Group is one of the largest and best known providers of residential accommodation in Western Australia with 23 facilities located from Joondalup to Mandurah. 13 of these provide accommodation for older people, two facilities are dedicated to people living with Huntington’s Disease and the remaining eight facilities provide a range of rehabilitation and residential accommodation for younger people with disabilities.
The flagship is Oats Street, a unique rehabilitation facility for younger people with acquired brain injury (ABI). Oats Street enables people with ABI to regain control over their lives, manage their extensive physical, cognitive and social disabilities and relearn life skills. It enables them to live independently in the community, thereby maximising their ability to live full lives.
About the Volunteer Role
Brightwater values and respects each volunteer for the unique contribution they make to both the residents and the organisation. Because of this, Brightwater takes care match volunteers with a Brightwater facility. After expressing your interest in volunteering for Brightwater, their Coordinator of Volunteers will provide you with an initial orientation and information session and based upon this you will be matched with a Brightwater facility. Brightwater believes that volunteering is a way in which even a small amount of time, talent and energy can make an enormous impact on the lives of others.
As a Brightwater volunteer you will:
- Meet new people
- Build new skills and share your existing ones
- Gain valuable work and life experience
- Most importantly, you can make a difference by bringing joy and comfort to others
To ensure that you develop a meaningful relationship with Brightwater clients, it is important that you can commit to volunteering for at least one full semester. It is preferred that you work as a volunteer at a centre for 2 -3 hours a week; however, more or less can be accommodated. Brightwater centres are across Perth, with the closest to Murdoch’s South Street Campus being located in South Lake (Aged Care) and Manning (ABI) – please check out their website for more locations.
Register your interest in volunteering with Brightwater Care now!