Join the Care Army to help isolated older and vulnerable people

 

Information for Volunteers

On 1 April 2021, Queensland Government invited Queenslanders to join the Care Army to assist organisations throughout the state to provide a range of services for people who may not have friends, family or neighbours and required support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thank you to all of the Care Army volunteers who registered and those that have assisted more than 70 organisations across the state. We are working with the Queensland Government to identify other opportunities for the Care Army to support those in need.

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Information for Community Organisations

Emergency Volunteering CREW can help you to access volunteer support through the Queensland's Government Care Army initiative.

The Care Army is made up of everyday Queenslanders who want to help older and vulnerable people living in the community who may not have a wide circle of friends, family or neighbours who are able to support them during the COVID-19 pandemic. The primary focus of the Care Army is social connection and essential services such as the delivery of groceries and medicines for Queensland’s seniors and most vulnerable.

Queensland’s community organisations are encouraged to access volunteers to assist with meeting the needs of older and vulnerable people in their communities. This could be achieved through phone calls or video chats to check on the wellbeing of older and vulnerable Queenslanders and help reduce the impacts of social isolation. It could also involve the non-contact delivery of food, medication and essential items, driving people to appointments, mowing lawns, or similar chores.

Care Army volunteers can help community organisations with front-line service delivery and operational roles to support people in need.

The safety and health of Care Army volunteers and the safety, health and privacy of those they assist is of primary importance. Community organisations are asked to ensure all necessary screenings, briefings and PPE are in place.

If you need volunteers or want to find out more about how Care Army volunteers can work in your community with your teams, please contact Volunteering Queensland directly on (07) 3002 7600.

There is no cost to access Care Army volunteers.


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