WDHS has a comprehensive volunteer program and is privileged to receive support from 300 registered volunteers. The volunteers support a range of programs and activities across the Health Service in Hamilton, Coleraine, Penshurst and Merino which provide great benefit to our patients, residents and clients, and their families.
Volunteering is Fun!
At WDHS, our volunteers are true stars – exceptional individuals who take the extra steps that make a difference in another person’s life.
The following are a few examples of our volunteer program opportunities:
Medical/Surgical Ward patient visiting
Grange Residential Aged Care Services and Birches Residential Care Services
Coleraine and Penshurst campus volunteering
Community Transport program
Palliative Care support
Op Shop fundraising
Fundraising Appeals and Events
Our volunteers say, “Volunteering is a positive and enriching experience. I get so much pleasure from the time I give and I like knowing that I’ve helped and made a difference for the health service.”
Join our Volunteer Team
Consider becoming a volunteer with WDHS. Volunteering is rewarding and satisfying and as little as one hour a week can make a real difference. Prospective volunteers are required to complete an application form and a police check form followed by attendance at an interview with the Volunteer Coordinator.
All new volunteers at WDHS attend an Orientation Program and are given appropriate training if it is required. The Volunteer Coordinator provides personal and professional support to all volunteers and ensures that volunteer skills are matched to the services that they are most suited to support.
Volunteering at Western District Health Service is a truly positive and meaningful experience for people of all ages and backgrounds. If you would like further information please contact the Volunteer Coordinator.
To join our team please complete the following three forms and return them to the Volunteer Coordinator:
Volunteer Program Brochure