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Passion & Dedication

About Us

Since 1990, we’ve been developing programs that help volunteers contribute to the aged care community and most importantly, help put a smile on an older person’s face. Living in aged care can be lonelier than most people realise. Imagine if you could no longer drive to visit family…if you didn’t have friends to pop in for a cuppa. Life would be very lonely.

With QCCN, our range of programs aim to eliminate older people feeling secluded while in residential care, or that enable them to stay in their own home longer. To do this, we connect volunteers with older people so they can develop long lasting, meaningful friendships.

carers-wide

Queensland Community Care Network Inc. manages a number of programs that support older people in many ways. Our programs include;

  • The Community Visitors Scheme – we introduce volunteers to people in residential care. The volunteer can donate as little as one hour a fortnight to visiting an aged care facility to simply sit and chat with an older person.

  • The 100+ Club – a fun and inclusive club for people 100 years-old or older. The club hosts events and is a great way for centenarians to connect and socialise together. The club relies completely on donations so to help us keep it going, we’d welcome any donations (link to donations page) or help from people who can assist with fundraising – email 100plusclub@qccn.org.au

  • Homeshare – an essential new program that matches socially isolated elderly homeowners with people who are looking for subsidised housing. This is in exchange for 10-12 hours of work a week and keeping the elderly homeowner company.

  • Voices from the armchair – these are a series of films that aim to promote discussion on the Australian Federal Government’s defined ‘Special Needs Groups’.

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Active Volunteers

708000

Aged over 70 in Australia

500

Volunteers Needed

Making a Difference

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to develop and provide a range of community based support to individuals and their carers – giving them a variety of options to enhance their quality of life. Our programs enable integration, promote independence, are innovative and flexible.

If you’re retired or not working fulltime and you would like to enrich the life of an older person through spending time with them, we’d love to hear from you. To volunteer, email us at volunteer@qccn.org.au. We rely on donations to continue our work and supporting older people.

If you prefer to make a monetary donation, we’d welcome your support.

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