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The Society is blessed to have over 180 permanent volunteers who all play an integral part in our various programmes. We value those who give of their time on a regular basis and they are, in turn, enriched by their interaction with our residents. Some of them have served us for over 30 years!

Due to the specialised nature of care we offer our visually impaired residents, our requirements are quite specific, and involves a very brief training session. 

 

Current volunteer vacancies are:

 

  • Two permanent volunteers to assist our OT on Tuesday mornings at 10.30-11.30, at our residents' crafts group. No previous experience is required, just a lot of love, patience and guidance!
  • One additional reader for Saturday mornings at 10.30, once a month.
  • Two shoppers on a Thursday morning, once a month.
  • Assistance co-ordinating our Book Room and "Seconds", our clothing store, which are open to the community every Monday at 2 - 5 p.m. from February - October.

Please call Glenis or Ruth on 021 531-5311 during office hours should you be interested in volunteering your services or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Our programmes consist of:

 

  • Personal interaction: music, singing, art, reading, crosswords & trivia, shopping, our knitting group and assistance at our OT groups.
  • The Rustenburg Girls High School visiting programme which has run since 1993.
  • Assistance before and at our annual fund-raising fête held at the end of October. Some residents also volunteer their time to run a paticular stall, or are involved creating greetings cards, arts & crafts, knitted items or bake during their OT sessions to assist in raising funds at the residents' stall.
  • Transport, especially for those who are visually impaired. 

Pets As Therapy
     

This special NPO has had an association with us for over 12 years, mostly visiting on a weekly basis. The residents greatly love these visits from a dog or cat, along with their owner, as they do miss their own pets. Many special heart-felt moments and personal break-throughs have occurred between a resident and a visiting PAT pet.

Occupational therapy is offered to the residents such as ball skills, music, quizzes, baking, arts & crafts and chair exercises. 

Entertainment is a necessity as some of our residents cannot leave the complex. Some volunteers are resident's own family members who play music or sing. We hold concerts performed by various entertainers within the community from adults to pre-primary school children alike. Our Entertainment Committee ensures that the residents attend as many outside events as possible, if they are able.

Certain residents offer their time to run a monthly debating group, bingo or bridge, assist with the fête, or serve on various committees including the Board of Management.

Rotary Pinelands often offers its services to the residents with sunset drives, and at our fête running the infamous boerewors stall! 

Our Ministry Committee ensures that a variety of ministers of religion or deacons regularly visit to hold communion once a month, or on speical religious holidays, and are invited to attend and lead our prayer meetings held each week. Two of our volunteers run a Bible study every Thursday, and certain residents run our Monday prayer meetings as well. 

   Flicka, from Pets as Therapy                                  George, another volunteer