Volunteer with Eastern Health

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Eastern Health.

Our volunteer program supports roles across all of our sites including Angliss, Box Hill & Maroondah Hospitals, Healesville Hospital & Yarra Valley Health, Peter James Centre, Wantirna Health, Yarra Ranges Health, Spectrum - Statewide Service for Personality Disorder, Residential Aged Care: Monda Lodge Hostel, Mooroolbark Aged Psychiatry Residential Care Facility, Northside Aged Psychiatry Facility and Edward Street Nursing Home.

Applications for new volunteers are currently closed. Please visit our website in March 2023 regarding details for our next volunteer intake.

Eastern Health is grateful for the support and ongoing commitment of the many volunteers who give their time to our health service and its patients and families. It is committed to providing a workplace culture and environment where inclusion and diversity are respected.

The organisation is fortunate to have a large number of dedicated volunteers who assist in delivering Eastern Health’s vision to provide ‘Great care, everywhere, every time’. Our volunteer program allows us to maintain vital links with our community. Many of our volunteers live locally and have directly experienced Eastern Health’s care, either as a patient or family member.

With a diversity of programs, volunteers are able to assist in enhancing the patient experience. It is through their continued commitment that we are able to provide extra support that really makes a difference.

Why Volunteer?

People volunteer for reasons which include wanting to:

  • Give back to the community
  • Connect with others and improve social ties
  • Experience new challenges and develop new skills
  • Interact with different cultures
  • Achieve a sense of purpose

What is expected of our volunteers?

  • Follow Eastern Health values.
  • Genuinely want to help improve the experience of our patients and their loved ones
  • Respect diversity in patients, visitors, staff and volunteers
  • Respect patients' and families' privacy and confidentiality
  • Work within strict professional boundaries
  • Be well presented
  • Be kind, caring, enthusiastic, and willing to help
  • Work as part of a team
  • Be punctual, reliable and inform us of any absences
  • Keep us updated with any changes in availability or contact details
  • Complete mandatory online orientation and training prior to commencement.
  • In addition comply with yearly mandatory training requirements.

Eastern Health invests time in our volunteers providing orientation, training, support and guidance. Therefore, a prerequisite to apply for a volunteer position the ability to attend a 3-4 hour shift weekly or fortnightly.

Unfortunately our department cannot offer work experience or student placements.

What changes have been made to volunteering due to COVID-19?

COVID-19 has meant that we make ongoing changes to the way we support our volunteers.  Each volunteer will be required to:

  • Meet the COVID-19 vaccination requirements of Eastern Health and provide evidence of vaccination status to Eastern Health
  • Wear all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required by Eastern Health
  • Comply with all Eastern Health protocols when attending Eastern Health sites

Contact The Volunteer Team

03 9895 4658