Volunteering

We cannot overestimate the value that volunteers bring to our Health Service.

Volunteers are integral to numerous aspects of the work of West Wimmera Health Service. Without their unpaid and enthusiastic assistance we would be unable to provide the quality and diversity of services and programs that are currently available.

The broad range of support that volunteers bring into our Service includes:

  • Activities and entertainment for Aged Care residents, such as playing card and board games, organising football tipping, chatting about 'days gone by', playing the piano and assisting with programs such as gardening.
  • Taking Aged Care residents to appointments or to external activities, such as seniors clubs and luncheons.
  • Providing help to deliver our disability programs.
  • Distributing food parcels to those in need.

For information on how to become a volunteer at WWHS please contact the Executive Director of Clinical Services on (03) 5391 4222.

Becoming a Volunteer

Would you like to become one of the 80+ volunteers giving 300 valuable hours with West Wimmera Health Service to 'make a difference' for the patients, clients and staff of this progressive health service?
We welcome volunteers to all parts of the Service to work in partnership with staff, clients, patients and visitors as an integral part of selected activities in our efforts to deliver high quality in every aspect of our services.

The type of activity they wish to support and at which site of West Wimmera Health Service they wish to attend is entirely the choice of the volunteer.

As a volunteer you can be assured that appropriate insurance indemnity is maintained to cover injury at work or travelling between home and work.

We recognise our obligations and attach the greatest importance to the Occupational Health and Safety of our Volunteers who receive information, training and supervision throughout their relationship with this Service to maximise their safety.

The Volunteer Manual which can be accessed in the Publication link on this Website, contains all the information and paperwork volunteers will be asked to complete, including a Confidentiality Agreement and the necessity for a Police Check.

Volunteers attend an Orientation Program to familiarise themselves with the systems of West Wimmera Health Service as a whole and also a site induction for the individual site they have chosen to attend.

Volunteers are a valuable and valued asset to this Service and will always be in control of the activities in which they participate and the amount of time given.