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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Eastern Health. 

Recruitment is now closed.

Please revist this webpage in February when volunteer vacancies for 2019 will be released.

 

Volunteer with Eastern Health

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: Kindness, Respect, Excellence, Agility, Humility
  • Work as part of a team
  • Respect diversity in patients, visitors, staff and volunteers 
  • Respect patients' and families' privacy and confidentiality
  • Work within strict professional boundaries
  • Be punctual, reliable and inform us of any absences
  • Keep us updated with any changes in availability or contact details

Eastern Health invests time in our volunteers providing orientation, training, support and guidance. Therefore, a prerequisite to apply for a volunteer position is a minimum 12 month commitment and the ability to attend a 3-4 hour shift weekly or fortnightly.

Unfortunately short term involvement is unavailable. Our department cannot offer work experience or student placements.

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