“You really do feel as if you are a part of something special, part of something that can do good in the lives of those less fortunate.” – Jake, Society member, WA
The benefits of becoming a member
Society members are passionate about helping those in need in their local community and work together in groups known as 'Conferences' that are usually attached to; parishes, schools, universities, social groups, workplaces, or groups of individuals from the local area.
The Society would not exist without its members and volunteers; they are the Society. They live their faith in action by visiting people in their homes or in the community, providing friendship and support to those they serve and to each other. They are called to seek out the poor and marginalised wherever they may be.
Our history of good works is built on providing practical support, but also by extending the hand of friendship.
Isolation is a common experience for the ageing and people experiencing disadvantage in our community. You may be at home, in hospital or a nursing home, and having someone connect with you by phone or a visitation at these times of need can be helpful.
Today, we have over 300 Conference members in the Territory and many more volunteers. Our dedicated volunteers and members provide a compassionate listening ear to you in times of need. Our members are always happy to assist you, our companions.
A member may visit or call if you are isolated or feeling lonely. Contact us for details of our local Conferences.
The Society also runs events or activities during the year that can provide you with the opportunity to socialise and spend time with others.