Veteran Support

Our Vision is to provide excellence in veteran support whilst being acknowledged as the premier social venue in the Wangaratta region where members, guests and visitors will enjoy a quality social experience in a safe and inclusive environment.

Veteran Support

Veteran support at Wangaratta RSL has a wide range of services and resources to support members, their families, and the broader community. We are committed to the welfare of veterans and their families ensuring that the best possible assistance is provided.

Many people are unaware of the services they can access or are entitled to. Appointments can be made or a phone call to start the process of how we can assist you.

  • Our Welfare Department will assist with your needs to maintain living independently in the community and support you whilst you are in hospital to maintain the relationship with the RSL
  • Weekly telephone support calls
  • Weekly home support visits
  • Liaising with extended family members/careers as required
  • Support members in aged care facilities in the local area
  • Support and assist during times of bereavement
  • Financial support in necessitous circumstances.
  • Small maintenance jobs and gardening is available to veterans and war widows.
  • If you have gone into hospital, have moved into an aged care facility or live alone, we can arrange one of our community visitors or the Aged Care Support Officer to visit you.
  • Any Service Members are entitled to an RSL Funeral Service.
  • We offer minor repairs such as replacing light bulbs or fixing leaking taps.
  • We offer our monthly morning tea and other activities to socially interact with other people.
  • Lawn mowing is only available to veterans who can no longer attend to their own lawns. 
  • We can assist you with grocery and personal shopping if required providing you meet the criteria.

Veteran Support volunteers provide well-being support to veterans and their families and may undertake a number of roles including:

  • Hospital & Home Visitation
  • Veteran Transport
  • Welfare Officers
  • Pensions Officers
  • Other Veterans Support Activities

Most veteran support roles require volunteers to undergo a National Police Check for Aged Care. Some Veterans Support roles such as Pensions Officers and Welfare Officers also require volunteers to undergo specialized accredited training to enable them to undertake their duties.

At Wangaratta RSL, we fully support interested volunteers to become accredited.

Veteran Support

All appointment to be made via the RSL Club on (03) 5721 2501

Please call to make an appointment with our Welfare Officer – Colleen Davis. 
Appointments available Mondays and Tuesdays.
Open Wednesdays for enquiries.

Volunteering

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Wangaratta RSL.

We welcome new people to join our dedicated volunteer team at Wangaratta.

Fundraising and Appeals

Volunteer roles at Wangaratta RSL mainly focus on fundraising through selling badges just before ANZAC DAY and selling poppies prior to REMEMBRANCE DAY.

Sellers generally follow a roster and “set up shop” outside prominent local businesses throughout our town. Our Appeals Officer may also require assistance to assemble, pack and deliver merchandise trays to local schools and businesses before, and then collect the proceeds and stock balances directly after our Appeals.

Commemoration and Memorabilia

For ANZAC DAY and REMEMBRANCE DAY our Volunteers may be called on to assist at our Annual Commemoration Services and Wangaratta RSL has several extremely popular ANZAC Ceremonies designed just for local Primary, Secondary and Special schools as we see educating younger generations as a vital task in supporting our Community. Additionally to this end our Memorabilia Officer is always looking to add to our collection and maintain display to a high standard.