If you have a good idea for an activity that brings people together, let us help you bring it to life!  

What you need to provide:

  • Your idea and enthusiasm as a volunteer
  • Materials or supplies if needed (e.g. painting supplies, exercise mats etc)
  • A commitment to running your idea/group/workshop/program for our community to agreed timeframes and days
  • Documentation including police clearance as part of Southcare’s volunteer onboarding program

Southcare will provide:

  • Function spaces (choose from 8 areas) with chairs, tables, Wi-Fi, AV equipment and parking free of charge
  • Complimentary tea, coffee, biscuits for you and your guests
  • Marketing and promotion of your event free of charge on Southcare channels as well as local community channels
  • Full induction as a volunteer with benefits including celebrations during National Volunteer Week and end of year Southcare gatherings
  • A safe environment and supportive culture with opportunities for additional social and professional connection.

No idea is too big or small.  Some ideas to get you started…


Cards, bridge, chess, board games – start a weekly club and meet other players!

Health and fitness

Zumba, Pilates, Yoga – get yourself moving and motivate yourself and others!


Meditation, laughter, singing – unwind with like-minded neighbours!


Learn a new language, improve your writing, update your IT skills, and never stop learning!


Painting, scrapbooking or jewellery making is better with mates


Books, history, gaming, puzzles… create one on anything you love!

Connecting with others is so important because it:

  • boosts our physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing
  • offers a sense of belonging and acceptance to a place and community
  • creates opportunities to learn and grow
  • opens up networks that can offer ongoing help and skills

1 in 4 people live alone and many don’t have contact with anyone from one day to the next – let’s change that statistic! Use your caring hands to partner with ours and start making a difference!  

Free workshops to help you

Southcare and Befriend are connecting to bring you a series of free workshops during September to learn how to start a group.  Everyone is welcome!

Come along!

Venues you can use to bring your idea to life

Southcare has a number of spaces for you to use from small intimate areas to large open spaces.  Our John Hardwick Centre (19 Pether Road, Manning) and Helen Moore Centre (52 Bickley Crescent, Manning) can be used individually or together, with multiple spaces in each area to suit the needs of your group. You have full use of the kitchen and crockery/cutlery, AV equipment, tables, chairs, accessible toilets in a safe and central location with free parking on your doorstep.

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Get started!

Reach out to Southcarer Jo who can help bring your idea to life, show you around Southcare’s spaces and explain the process that is required to volunteer.   Simply call on 9450 6233, email marketing@southcare.org.au or complete the form below.