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Volunteers are the backbone of our organisation and 30 years ago, Byron Shire Respite Service was founded by a group of volunteers. Many volunteers continued to be the main deliverer of support for the first couple of years and we are grateful for the time, care and effort that they continue to share with our clients. Perhaps you would like to come join our team as a volunteer?

Perhaps you have some skills or interests you could share – arts, crafts, music, movement, exercise, dance, drama or storytelling. Or you have worked in hospitality or health. Maybe you like to pamper and have experience in hand/ foot care or massage, or perhaps gardening is your passion, or you are a handy man/woman. Whatever your skills and experience there is bound to be a niche here at the Byron Shire Respite Service just for you.

If you were to walk into any one of our week-day programs for older people or people living with dementia – you will immediately be enveloped by the atmosphere of care, love and fun. In volunteering with our organisation, you will find that you receive as much if not more than you give!

As a volunteer, you could assist workers with our Day programs in the centre or on bus trips offering shopping and picnic outings by engaging with clients and helping to provide meaningful activities in a safe environment. We are a not-for-profit organisation and acknowledge that our amazing volunteers are invaluable to ensuring that the quality services provided by Byron Shire Respite Service can continue through difficult times and into the future.

We offer an inclusive and supportive workplace.

If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information, please email Skye at or use our contact form.

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