Become a Volunteer

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

Emmy Monash volunteers range in age from 16 to 95; some are our own residents. They come from both the Jewish and wider communities and include students, professionals, home-makers, retirees and Board members.

The benefits

We are flexible to suit your interests and lifestyle and provide a comprehensive orientation program and ongoing support. Our volunteers say they gain much more than they give.

Why you matter

The value and diversity of our volunteer program impact directly on the quality and range of our services. Our volunteers form the integral link between Emmy Monash and the broader community. They enrich the lives of our residents and exemplify the infinite strengths of individuals and groups in our community. When you become a volunteer at Emmy Monash, you have the opportunity to share your skills as part of a warm and supportive team.

How you can contribute

There are so many options for volunteering at Emmy Monash – you can support fully independent residents in our Apartments or those who are very frail living in our Home. Participate directly by helping us with the huge range of group activities; become a friend of someone lonely; or read to someone who is visually impaired. Alternatively, you may choose to use your creative skills in the comfort of your own home by assisting with the running of our programs and events or assist with marketing or graphic design.

Activities include:

  • Personal training
  • Tai chi
  • Yoga and relaxation
  • Israeli dancing
  • Art and craft
  • Politics and history discussions
  • Shiurim
  • Challah baking
  • Celebration of Jewish Festivals
  • Diverse outings
  • Musical performances
  • Assisting in the Felder Café
  • Photography and filming
  • Reading

For more information about volunteering at Emmy Monash, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Tory Kraus on  tory@emmymonash.asn.au or call 03 8508 9300