What is the Care Army?

The Care Army is a group of Queensland volunteers working with support service organisations to care for older and vulnerable people in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Amongst other things, these community members are identified as needing assistance with groceries and other essential supplies, attending medical appointments, garden care, and having a friendly face to provide company and reassurance. In most cases, those receiving Care Army support do not have access to family, friends, or neighbours to help them during the health crisis.

Volunteering Queensland works with the Queensland Government to administer the Care Army program, facilitating the recruitment and placement of volunteers.

How Care Army assists community organisations

Kate Jones and Annastacia Palaszczuk at the launch of the “Care Army”. C/-Brisbane Times

Queensland’s community organisations are eligible to engage Care Amy volunteers to deliver essential services to elderly and vulnerable people who are impacted by COVID-19.

Care Army volunteers assist the operations of an organisation with increased needs, leaving long-term volunteers to focus on the delivery of ongoing essential services.

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