Doncare - Community Services

Doncare works in partnership with Bendigo Bank to support the local community

Doncare is also funded by the following government departments




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Strengthening the Local Community

Doncare provides support to families, the aged, youth and disadvantaged in the City of Manningham and surrounds. Our approach to working with the community operates on three levels:

  • providing assistance
  • prevention through support and education; and
  • enlisting community involvement.

Our services are primarily delivered by a team of over 500 trained volunteers who are managed by a small team of paid staff.


National Volunteer Week 2015 Workshop

Get Happy Live Happy 2015
Wednesday 13 May
10:00am - 12.00pm
Please arrive by 9:50am for registration

"Do yourself a favour and volunteer - we'll all benefit!"

Doncare is celebrating National Volunteer Week with a free
Volunteering in Manningham (ViM) workshop.

Doncaster Templestowe Room, Level 2, MC Square,

687 Doncaster Road, Doncaster.

Find out what volunteering is all about:

* Learn how volunteering benefits others - and you!
* Learn about the many different ways you can volunteer
* Find out how to find a volunteer position that is right for you.

Bookings are essential as places are limited.
Please register online or by phone on 9856 1539.


Templestowe Village Dine Out Card

One of the new 2015 fundraisers for The Templestowe
Football Club is the Dine Out in Templestowe Village Card.
The card sells for $45 and is mainly ”buy one, get on free”
with a potential saving of $300.
Click here to read
more about the card and about the 14 participating resturants/cafes.
Proceeds from the sale of the cards will support Templestowe
Football Club and Doncare. 

Please contact Doncare Reception on 9856 1500 if you wish to
purchase a card, or purchase a card in person at Suite 4, Level 1,
687 Doncaster Road, Doncaster.


Doncare launches interactive relationships app -  iMatter iMatter App

Doncare was thrilled to have Rosie Batty, domestic violence campaigner and of Australian the Year 2015, speak at the official launch of the iMatter App on 14 February.  Please follow this link to view a short video clip of the launch:

The iMatter App has been developed to help young women understand the warning signs of abusive and controlling behaviour
in relationships as well as to promote healthy self-esteem. The aim is to build resilience, to educate about disrespect and
intimate partner violence and to promote conversations among young people about healthy relationship behaviour. Users can share content, save content to their phone and learn how to recognise and address controlling/abusive behaviour and gender inequality, as well as support others who are experiencing violence.

The interactive iMatter app provides a regularly updated series of positive messages, videos and quizzes to raise awareness of the warning signs and impact of intimate partner violence. The app also aims to empower users by providing information on self-esteem, assertiveness and details of support services. All of these features will enable users to be informed, forewarned and alert to dangerous behaviour and to learn how to achieve and maintain personal safety, both physical and psychological.

To download thee iMatter App through the App Stores on iTunes - and for Android devices - To follow iMatter on Facebook, click here  


Please click here to download Doncare's 45th Annual Report (2103-14)


Positions Vacant

  • Introduction to Volunteering: click here for session information.

  • Opportunity Shops: Doncare has seven opportunity shops located within the municipalities of Manningham and Whitehorse. If you are interested in volunteering at any of the shops, please read about the type of work involved here and complete the application form here and return it to Doncare, to one of our shops or e-mail to




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