Volunteer at Bear Cottage

Bear Cottage volunteers are an integral part of the Bear Cottage team. They make a significant contribution to the home like environment and general well-being of the children and families in residence. You will be providing support for the children and their families through respite and end-of-life care.

We recruit volunteers at various times throughout the year.

We ask that our volunteers are flexible and willing to help out wherever a need arises within the house, this encompasses many diverse areas including:

  • Working alongside the play therapist and nursing staff with activities for the patients and their siblings, such as play, craft, reading stories or taking them on outings
  • Assisting staff with practical activities such as cooking, cleaning and gardening
  • Taking visitors on tours of the house
  • Speaking externally to community groups who support Bear Cottage
  • Driving families to outings or appointments
  • Walking our dog Frankie
  • Administrative assistance.

Like more information?

Email Rachel Simpson, Volunteer Manager or call her on 02 9976 8337

Download and complete an application form.