About Us

The purpose of Volunteer Task Force is to ensure people of limited financial, social and physical capacity will be able to live with safety, amenity and comfort in surroundings of their choosing.

Volunteer Task Force is a not for profit community service provider.

We have been operating since 1970.

We started as a purely voluntary organisation thanks to the vision of the founders Drs Sandra and John Penrose who adopted the idea of helping those in need of a helping hand in the community from a similar UK based organisation when they spent some time in England.

The organisation has grown from strength to strength, now boasting five locations across the Perth metro area, with more than 100 staff members and 475 volunteers last financial year. Last year alone we provided services to more than 5000 clients in the Perth metro area. We aim to work with our clients and help build independence. We work towards the model of wellness and to empower our clients to live more independently in a sustainable fashion.

Our services include gardening, home maintenance, domestic assistance, social support and transport.

Our funding comes primarily from Home and Community Care (HACC), a Government funding stream from the Health Department. The criteria for our clients is as follows: clients need to be on a pension or have a similar low income with an ongoing medical condition or disability or frailty associated with age.

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Merger News

One of the founding directors of the successful merger between Community First, Care Options and Volunteer Task Force, Andrea Hall, has left the organisation to pursue a range of new opportunities. “The new Board presiding over the three-way merger is very strong, as is the new CEO, so I feel I’m leaving the organisation at a good time,” says Ms Hall, a former partner of KPMG’s Risk Advisory Services division. Board Chair Dr Moira Watson says, “already our new organisation is thriving and Andrea can take great pride in knowing that her involvement has been invaluable; we wish her all the very best for the future.” Read the full media release.

The leadership of Chairs  Dr Moira Watson, Ms Andrea Hall and Ms Barbara Powell was celebrated on International Women’s Day on 8 March. Our merging community care organisations acknowledged the leadership of women and celebrated these three women who have driven the merger with momentum to create a strong WA-based organisation. Read more about the three women chairs behind the merger.

Group CEO Dan Minchin met with 100 aged care consumers and leaders in Sydney to consider the Government’s next steps in the reform of Australia’s aged care sector. Read the Group CEO Dan Minchin Appointment Media Release.

Meet our Group CEO Dan Minchin: