Volunteering

At TransCare our mission is to provide quality community transport, in-home assistance and community wellbeing services for clients across the Upper Hunter. Through providing these services we strive to allow clients to remain active within the community and living in their own home for longer.

Volunteering opportunities with TransCare include delivering accompanied activities such as shopping, attending appointments and running errands around town with clients. Companionship matches clients and volunteers to provide personal interactions that are key to social and emotional wellbeing. Volunteers also provide direct transport for clients needing to attend medical appointments within and outside the local area.

Our clients fall into three main categories: Aged Care (people over 65 year of age or 50 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders); Community Transport (people who have limited or no access to private or public transport due to their location, time of travel, their financial resources, or physical and/or cognitive capabilities); and National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants. Our office is in Scone and we provide services to clients living in the Muswellbrook Shire Council and Upper Hunter Shire Council areas.

All our volunteers undergo police checks and those who drive for us need to pass a driving medical and complete a driving history check.

TransCare is a member of Hunter Volunteer Centre.

TransCare 2018 Volunteer of the Year Roz Anderson (center) with coordinator of transport services Helen Schlegel and Board of Directors chairperson Penelope Fenley
TransCare 2018 Volunteer of the Year Roz Anderson (center) with coordinator of transport services Helen Schlegel and Board of Directors chairperson Penelope Fenley

Employee Volunteer Arrangement (EVA)

TransCare also seeks to have partnerships with local businesses through our Employee Volunteer Arrangement (EVA). The EVA works by having a small pool of employees who are released from their duties on full pay and rostered to provide high priority services for TransCare clients within the Muswellbrook Shire Council and Upper Hunter Shire Council areas. TransCare currently has a high demand for direct transport drivers and this type of arrangement would provide a wonderful partnership that is easily accountable and of maximum benefit to the community.

If you are interested in volunteering for TransCare please contact the office on 6545 3113 and select 2 at the switch to talk to our Volunteer Coordinator.