WDHS has a comprehensive volunteer program and is privileged to receive support from more than 200 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 Rewarding!
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:
- Coleraine District Health Service
- Community Transport program – Hamilton, Coleraine & Merino
- Fundraising, Appeals and Events
- Grange Residential Aged Care Services
- Healthy Leg Club
- Hospital Opportunity Shop
- Meals on Wheels
- Palliative Care support
- Penshurst & District Health Service
- Social Support Group
- Medical, Surgical, Theatre & Emergency departments
- The Birches Residential Care Service
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 Volunteer Services.
All new volunteers at WDHS attend an Orientation Program and are given appropriate training if it is required. Volunteer Services 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. The following brochure provides further information on the volunteer program.
To join our volunteer team please contact Volunteer Services on 03 5551 8457 to receive an application pack.