Central Highlands Rural Health are appreciative of the contribution of around 230 volunteers who give freely and generously of their time in a wide range of volunteer roles across the health service.
Our volunteers are supported, appreciated and valued, and they volunteer in many different volunteer positions.
All volunteers must undergo a Police Records Check and, if applicable to their role, a Working With Children Check – both at no cost to the volunteer.
New volunteers attend an induction session and receive orientation, pre-requisite training sessions where required for the volunteer role, and are fully supported to ensure that their volunteering experience at Central Highlands Rural Health is enjoyable and rewarding.
Who can be a volunteer?
Volunteers have a wide range of interests, backgrounds, experience and skills. People get involved for different reasons but they all enjoy helping people and contributing to the local community.
Many are past patients or clients. We also welcome carers and community members who want to get involved to shape how we deliver Best Care.
What can I volunteer for?
Volunteers are involved across all areas of our health service and assist in a variety of ways such as:
- On a committee or project (e.g. Community Advisory Committee – a subcommittee of the board)
- Companionship for patients
- Recreational activities
- Gardening or maintenance
- Reading consumer material
- Answering surveys or providing feedback
- Fundraising activities
- Delivering Meals on Wheels