Eastern Health is fortunate to have a team of dedicated volunteers that assist in enhancing the patient experience and in doing so, help maintain vital links to our community.  With a diversity of volunteer roles, volunteers are able to provide support that makes a real difference to our patients, their families and carers and our staff.

Eastern Health sites include Angliss Hospital, Blackburn Public Surgical Centre, Box Hill Hospital, Healesville Hospital and Yarra Valley Health, Maroondah Hospital, Peter James Centre, Spectrum, Turning Point, Wantirna Health and Yarra Ranges Health.

Eastern Health is committed to providing a workplace culture and environment where inclusion and diversity are respected

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities are now available.

All Eastern Health volunteers must be over the age of 18 years. Applicants will be required to attend an interview held at an Eastern Health site. Should your application be successful, you will be required to:

  • Complete an online police check and sign a Statutory Declaration
  • Provide evidence of vaccinations as required
  • Provide a copy of a Working With Children Check (some roles only)
  • Attend a local induction and orientation
  • Complete all required mandatory online training prior to commencement

  • Comply with all Eastern Health policies and protocols when attending Eastern Health sites
  • Adhere to Eastern Health procedures and training requirements
  • Attend a 3-4 hour shift weekly or fortnightly
  • Follow Eastern Health Values in action
    • Respect for all
    • Safe always
    • Partnering in care
    • Learning and improving every day
  •  Work within strict professional boundaries
  • Respect patients’ and families’ privacy and confidentiality
  • Work as part of a team
  • Wear hospital identification when entering the site and while on duty
  • Wear a uniform and be well presented
  • Maintain standards of safety and infection control (wear appropriate PPE as required including N95 Mask)
  • Complete annual mandatory online refresher training

Short term volunteer roles

Eastern Health Volunteer Services is unable to offer short term, work experience or placement positions.

Pet Therapy volunteers are provided by registered Pet Therapy organisations. Eastern Health has arrangements with Lort Smith and Delta Dogs and will only be able to engage volunteers who are registered with these organisations. Applicants interested in becoming a Pet Therapy volunteer should contact these organisations directly.

Volunteer Enquiries

If you have any questions please email: [email protected]

Should you wish to speak to a member of the Volunteer Services Team please phone 9895 4658