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.

Read Doncare's 2014/15 Annual Report here. 


Living Free Women's Group

A free 7 session program for women who have experienced intimate partner abuse. 
The group uses art and creativity to explore women's experience of domestic violence.

Tuesday 2 February - 15 March, 2016

Read more. Call Susan or Andrea on 98561500 or email for more information.


Entertainment Book 2015-16 - NOW AVAILABLE 

The EntertainmentTM Book is your guide to the best restaurants, cafes, theatres, hotel accommodation, attractions, sports and leisure activities, all with 25% to 50% off or 2-for-1 offers.

Virtually all the offers can be used without restrictions. With supermarkets and fuel offers included, it represents fantastic value that can help you save every day. For a small price you get access to over $20,000 in valuable offers. Participating businesses include Caltex, Woolworths, Adairs, Big W, Dan Murphy's, Review, Emirates, Sea World, Crown Towers and many more.

 As well as saving money and getting great value, by buying your Entertainment Book from Doncare, a percentage of each book sold will support programs and services for Manningham's most disadvantaged residents.

New EntertainmentTM Digital Membership

The brand new EntertainmentTM Digital Membership puts the value of the EntertainmentTM Book into your Apple or Android smartphone. With 'near me' technology and the ability to show and save using your phone, this is perfect for a person on-the-go, with no card or voucher to present. Digital Membership is only available when purchased online.  ___________________________________________________________________________________________________

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.


Positions Vacant

  • Child Mental Health Clinician: Doncare is seeking a Child Mental Health Clinician (Counsellor) to join our Counselling Program.  This position will provide children with evidence based short-term psychological services under the Federal Government ATAPS Scheme.  This is a contract position of 0.6 EFT for a fixed period until 30 June 2016 (with a view to extend).  The successful applicant will report directly to the Manager, Clinical Services.  Clinical supervision will be provided.  Applicants must be eligible to provide ATAPS services, as outlined in the position description.

    Doncare is a family friendly organisation that values and encourages work life balance.  Enquiries and applications should be addressed to Ms Nitika Maharaj, Manager, Clinical Services.  Applications close at 5 pm on Sunday, 21 February 2016 and applicants must address the selection criteria.

  • iMatter Leadership Program 2016: download the volunteer application form here.

  • 'Introduction to Volunteering: see session information here.

  • 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




    Helping people help themselves