Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website contains images, voices and names of deceased persons.

Your support as a volunteer is invaluable

Register your interest in Volunteering today! Our volunteers at Mercy Community make a remarkable contribution to the work we do across our Aged Care, Disability Supports, and Families and Young People Services.

Volunteering is at the very core of being a human. No one has made it through life without someone else’s help.

Heather French-Henry

How can you help

We have a range of meaningful volunteering positions available that will assist our community and brighten your day. You could be reading stories to our young people, helping to welcome asylum seekers to our community or playing bingo with our elderly community.

The tasks can be individual or part of a group, however each person has something unique to bring. Our volunteers come from diverse cultural backgrounds, different age groups and walks of life. As a volunteer, you will play an important role in helping us deliver our services.

An older couple relaxing in the garden with a demonstration of social media on a mobile device
Two women, one on a mobility scooter, chatting and walking along garden pathway

Families and Young People Services at our Lowood Hub

  • Garden and Maintenance Assistant – We are looking for someone who can assist with keeping our property clean and tidy for our community members. This would include mowing, weeding and gardening, trimming hedges and any other maintenance work you may be capable of.
  • Customer Service Assistant – Providing face-to-face support to community members wanting to access Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support assistance. You would only require basic computer literacy for this volunteering role.
  • Pop-up Playgroup – The pop-up playgroup is a partnership between Mercy Community, Somerset Regional Council (Libraries), Anglicare Southern Queensland and Playgroup Queensland. Everyone is welcome to come along to this free, supported playgroup. We provide fine and gross motor skill activities for young children, and morning tea is provided. A pop-up playgroup is delivered once a week during term time at our Early Years Place located at 1 Peace St Lowood. We are looking for people to help with set up and pack down of the Playgroup.

Volunteer Patty lights up Aged Care

In 2021 Patty was given the Outstanding Volunteer Award during Mercy Community’s Mercy Day celebrations. It’s an award that recognises and honours a volunteer who has passionately and selflessly made an extraordinary contribution at Mercy Community to support people in our care through their volunteering services.

And it’s an award so well-deserved by Patty, humble as she takes the accolade.

“I felt surprised and very humbled when I heard,” she says.

“It’s a wonderful part of being in the Mercy family.”

The benefits of volunteering

  • Great opportunity to meet people within your community, build connections and potentially make new friends
  • Learn new skills or use your current skills for a worthy cause
  • You can gain professional experience which can lead to employment
  • It can provide a sense of community and purpose in your life
  • Build self-esteem and teach you valuable life skills
  • Bring joy to your life and provide good feelings through contribution. This can also help to lessen the effects of stress or anxiety in your life
  • This could be the next exciting experience in your life
  • Teach others about an activity or a hobby that you love
  • Finish your day or week with an experience that fills your cup and invigorates you

How volunteering helps Mercy Community

Our organisation is better because of the big hearts of our volunteers and support they provide. Their time and support is invaluable to not only Mercy Community but the people we support. Sometimes something as simple as spending time with people in our care can really make their day! We truly are inspired every day by the work, time and kindness our volunteers bring to our organisation and hope you will consider joining the Mercy Community family.

Education Provider Inquiry

"*" indicates required fields

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Student Placement Inquiry

"*" indicates required fields

Field of Interest
Course Level
Preferred Location
MM slash DD slash YYYY
Max. file size: 5 MB.
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Career Pathways

Personal Care Assistant

Enrolled Nurse

Registered Nurse

Clinical Care Coordinator

Facility Manager

Regional Manager

General Manager

Case Worker



Team Leader

Regional Manager


General Manager

Support Coordinator

Specialist Support Coordinator

Team Leader

Regional Manager


General Manager

Current career opportunities

Join our team

Start your journey with Mercy Community today.

"*" indicates required fields

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Consent
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.