Discover the joy of an authentic connection
Lively is a not-for-profit that employs young people as Lively Helpers, offering support and care to keep older people active, social, and connected to their community.
We think that young and old have a whole lot to offer one another - we're here to spark and support that connection.
A real partnership
Our model approaches support as a partnership, not a product. We’ll match you with the right Helper and support you both to develop an authentic and trusting relationship over time.
We’re responsive, not restrictive. Lively Helpers are equipped to support you with a whole range of different activities - it’s all about supporting you to pursue the unique goals and hobbies that keep life interesting.
We’re here to make your neighbourhood feel neighbourly. Our Helpers are locals like you, who know your area and can keep you connected to the community around you.
Some of the things we can help you with
Passions & interests
Meals & Groceries
Around the house
Keeping on the move
Say Hello to a few of our Helpers
I’ve always loved spending time with our older generations, and feel there is so much to learn from them. I’m a passionate gardener and working with Lively has been a dream come true! I get to do what I love whilst learning and sharing knowledge with some of the most inspiring and lovely people I have ever met.
I enjoy hearing and learning from older people's stories; their life experience is invaluable. I’m interested in improving older adults' mental health outcomes through empowerment, which starts with Lively! This job provides me with a wonderful opportunity to develop meaningful connections and provide unconditional support. I hope to one day become a Clinical Psychologist and through Lively I’m developing and applying the fundamental personal and professional skills needed to achieve my goal.
I love working with Lively because it is such a genuine team to work with. Everyone is extremely supportive and understanding. Coming from a nursing background, I’ve always loved to help and support the elderly and Lively’s an awesome environment where I can use the skills I’ve learned. Lively has given me the opportunity to also use my tech knowledge in order to help Members. I’ve currently got a lovely client who I share a love of farm animals with, we get to discuss our mutual interests, it never feels like work!
I love hearing different people’s stories and experiences. I’ve always known my career would involve helping people, having spent some previous time volunteering in aged care. Working with Lively is equal parts rewarding and exciting; I’m always up for a session.
My role at Lively allows me to make meaningful connections with the older generation and engage with my community. I’m often offered invaluable chances to up-skill, and I really feel that I’m a valued member of the team. I love my work and hope to keep learning and growing with Lively for a long time to come.
I love chatting to people from all different walks of life and getting to support people in any way possible. I love to travel and when I visit my members I’m able to hear all their stories from travelling throughout their lives. I am currently studying nursing and Lively is helping me develop my skills to pursue a career in nursing.
Interested in becoming a Lively Helper? Learn more here.
What our Members say
“This has been a journey of rediscovering and reinventing! It's been magic… I've been reflecting about how different I am, I've come out of my shell. I'm blossoming and enjoying the appointments, I regret that I haven't done it sooner.”
“Things that were once a closed door to me before are now a window of hope. The change has been very significant.”
"The thing about being old, is when a young person comes into your path, or your stratosphere, they make you feel younger. That’s just a fact. Just by their very youthfulness.”
Like what you see? Contact us to hear more!
Interested in hearing more about Lively, but prefer to speak to a human being? Give our Community Guide a call or arrange a callback to discuss your options.
We’re a growing business and cater to many, but not all parts of metropolitan Melbourne. We’ll let you know if we’re in your area!