As a volunteer at Dale Cottages, you can engage directly with one of our residents, lend a hand in our facilities or with our lifestyle programs, or connect with a senior member of our community. The rewards of volunteering include:

  • Knowing you've made a difference, in individual’s lives and in your community
  • The opportunity to make new friends
  • Develop new skills and uncover hidden talents
  • Explore your career options
  • Enhance your resume
  • Learn something new

There are a number of opportunities to volunteer at Dale Cottages in a variety of roles including:


To deliver ready-made lunches to community groups who are situated within a 10 minute drive from our establishment. Time required: a maximum of one hour a day Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.


To drive Village and J E Murray Home residents to and from appointments. These appointments could be local or as far as Fremantle or Perth. We also require bus drivers (MR Licence) for weekly outings for the J E Murray Home residents.


Dale Cottages Inc. manages the Greendale Centre which provides a range of activities to seniors within the community as well as a lunch service Monday, Wednesday and Friday (except public holidays). Volunteers assist with the money collection and serving of the meals at the Greendale Centre dining room. Time required: a maximum of one and half hours a day - Monday, Wednesday or Friday.

J. E. Murray Home

Spend some time with our residents chatting, reading or even taking a walk with them around the gardens; companionship is something we all need. You could help in the kiosk or help our Occupational Therapy Assistants who are always looking for enthusiastic helpers to assist in planned activities such as Bingo, Craft, Movies afternoons and Footy Tipping.

Whether it is an hour a week or an hour a month all help is appreciated.

Just like any place of employment there will be forms to fill out and guidelines to follow and all necessary in house training will be given. Due to an amendment to the Aged Care Act of 1997 a National Police Clearance must also be provided for volunteers who work at J E Murray Home, however this can be arranged by Dale Cottages Office Staff.

If you are interested in joining our volunteer team or you want to find out more information please Contact Us