DUTCHCARE’S Visiting Programs


DutchCare is an organisation providing care to the elderly Dutch of Victoria, through its Visiting Programs:

1. Friendly Visiting and;

2. Community Visiting Program.

Both programs operate throughout Victoria and are supported by 13 volunteer teams located around the state.

Our programs assist those who live independently or in a nursing home by bringing them into contact with volunteers who share their language and background. The aim of the programs are to provide one-on-one contact (which can often grow into friendship) with the local visiting volunteer team, also organising get-togethers which are attended by the volunteers and the elders they visit.

Opportunities for Volunteers

DutchCare volunteers play an important role in assisting us to provide a range of opportunities for our elderly community and to increase their enjoyment of life. Wherever possible the skills and interests of volunteers are matched with the Elder, and they may share meaningful tasks such as talking, walking, reading, craft, games, outings, music, special celebrations and functions.

Volunteers make a significant difference to the level of services we can provide and there are many ways you can assist as a volunteer at DutchCare. We have a great team of volunteers who support us on a regular basis, each in a way that suits their skills and availability.

Contact Us

If you wish to become a volunteer in any of our programs please contact: 

Social Support Coordinator: Yvonne Philips | t. (03) 9728 7401. 

F. 03 9728 7492  E.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Application Form

You can also fill in the DutchCare Volunteer Application and fax or email it through to us. If you feel this is something that you would like to be involved with as a volunteer then we would love to hear from you. 

Training & Support

DutchCare will guide you through the orientation and support that is in place for our volunteers. There is a training program that each volunteer must attend and complete before they participate in home visits. DutchCare will provide this training for each person accepted in the program. All applicants need to be aware that a police check is mandatory and will be conducted by DutchCare as part of the recruitment process.

Volunteering brings its own rewards

Volunteering is vital to the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of organisations like ours. The simplest way to describe volunteering is, when you work for a not-for-profit organisation for no pay. It’s your way of becoming involved in our community that is interesting, personally satisfying and fun.

It can be formal or informal, full-time or part-time, occasional or even once-off. Whatever type of volunteering you want to do, we would love to have you on our team.  At DutchCare we have always relied on volunteers for many things including support for extended families, fundraising, community building and social networks. These activities are seen as an intrinsic part of belonging to our community..