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having_a_cuppaJoCare is a free service supported by St Joseph’s Malvern and Cabrini Outreach. The vision of JoCare is directed to encouraging friendship and support within neighbourhoods in the local Malvern area. Residents in the Malvern area are welcome as volunteers or recipients of the services offered by JoCare.

It is expected that volunteers or recipients will come from a wide cross-section of our local community. Some will undertake JoCare service as an expression of their Christian faith in action. Others see their service to their neighbour as a means of connecting with others and as fulfilling their desire to build community.

Being involved in local activities is vital for personal and communal well-being. JoCare offers the opportunity for volunteers to provide non-professional acts of service to people living independently in the local Malvern area. A focus of the program is to engage with socially isolated individuals. We hope the JoCare vision will grow as further needs are identified in the community.

Services Provided

Acts of service may include:

  • Visiting for a chat
  • Sharing a book together
  • Going for a walk
  • Having a cuppa
  • Teaching/learning a new skill
  • Limited access to transport for local trips.

Monthly social gathering

On the first Tuesday of each month at St Joseph’s Parish Hall, 10.00am–12.00pm. Drop in  for a cuppa and chat; connect with those in your local area.

JoCare Volunteers

JigsawJoCare Volunteers want to make a difference in their local community. Volunteers will visit those who request a visit through the JoCare Coordinator. Volunteers will be matched, where possible, to the person they are visiting based on shared interests, hobbies and locality.

Volunteers will:

  • be covered by accident and public liability insurance
  • undergo Working with Children and Police Checks
  • receive training and ongoing support in their role.

If you are interested in volunteering with JoCare, or accessing a service from JoCare, please contact:

The Coordinator, JoCare
St Joseph’s Parish
47 Stanhope St, Malvern 3144
Phone: 9401 6392