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About Mecwacare
mecwacare is a leading not-for-profit organisation with a reputation for excellence. We have provided care to the Victorian community for over 55 years, offering residential aged care, respite care, in-home support, community programs, and disability and nursing services. We provide optimal choice for people of all ages, irrespective of financial, religious, cultural or lifestyle background.

mecwacare cares for over 10,000 people each week across greater Melbourne and regional Victoria through a highly-integrated service network operated by more than 1,000 employees and over 250 volunteers.

Our organisation believes in responding to the changing needs of the community and actively encourages and supports continuous improvement, innovation and safe service delivery.

mecwacare offers its volunteers:


  • We value interactions and relationships that are Caring, Accountable, Respectful and Ethical

Learning and Development

  • Extensive corporate and on-site orientation programs
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities


  • Volunteer awards program


  • Equal employment opportunity including a pro-diversity approach and discrimination prevention
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace

More than 350 volunteers make a valuable contribution to mecwacare, including the Op Shops, transport programs, activity programs and residential facilities. We welcome all enquiries if you are interested in volunteering with us. It can be a very rewarding experience, and also helps mecwacare to continue our essential work in the community.

mecwacare volunteers may be involved in:

  • Community centre activity programs
  • Craft activities
  • Music and dance sessions
  • Transport for clients, collecting and delivering donated goods
  • Friendly visits
  • Reading
  • Serving in mecwacare kiosks
  • Retail sales in Op Shops
  • Administrative tasks
  • Gardening

To find out more, check out our positions available or contact our Volunteer Coordinator on the details below.

Phone: 8573 4888


mecwacare has been cited as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality and a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace since October 2011.

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