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Volunteering at Peninsula Health

Volunteer for Peninsula Health

Our Volunteers

More than 750 volunteers currently complement the care and treatment of patients and clients across all the sites of Peninsula Health.

The work of Peninsula Health volunteers is deeply appreciated and valued by staff, patients, clients and their families.

Volunteers help to enhance the quality of the service and care we provide and we actively encourage community engagement.

Volunteering

Volunteering is a rewarding experience for all those involved. It is important to think about what you would like to get from your volunteer experience, so that we can best match you to one of our specific and valued roles. Volunteers are found helping out in wards, kiosks, Emergency Departments, activity rooms, reception areas, in the community and participating in fundraising activities. 

Auxiliaries

With demands for Peninsula Health services growing every year, the additional resources provided by our auxiliaries’ philanthropic efforts are invaluable in enabling us to offer a comprehensive range of health services. Peninsula Health is fortunate to have a number of Auxiliaries established by volunteers who dedicate their time and efforts towards enhancing our health service.

  • K.I.D.S. Auxiliary
  • Frankston Hospital Men’s Auxiliary
  • Frankston Hospital Pink Ladies Auxiliary
  • Friends of Carinya Auxiliary
  • Rosebud Auxiliary
  • Rosebud Hospital Kiosk Auxiliary

Current Volunteer Vacancies

  • The Pink Ladies Auxiliary would welcome new members. Operating Frankston Hospital’s busy main public café in the entrance foyer, the Pinkies provide a friendly face, good service and legendary sandwiches…raising much needed funds for hospital equipment.
  • Rosebud Hospital Kiosk Auxiliary would welcome new members to assist with providing a great café service for staff and visitors at Rosebud Hospital, helping to raise much needed funds for hospital equipment.
  • Rosebud Hospital Pink Lady Group is seeking helpers on Tuesday and Friday mornings to assist with patient flowers and papers.
  • Rosebud Hospital Garden Group would like more ‘green thumbs’ to help maintain and beautify the hospital outdoor areas.
  • Rosebud Hospital Summer Appeal Intersection Coin Collectors will help us with intersection coin collection at three locations – Rye, Rosebud & Dromana. We’re looking for volunteers to join us for a 2 hour shift on Friday 25 January. Click here for more information.

If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer or Auxiliary member we would be delighted to hear from you.

For volunteer enquiries:

Helen Wilson | Volunteer Program Manager
03 9784 2674 | hwilson@phcn.vic.gov.au

Gloria Callery | Coordinator of Volunteers Community Health
03 9784 8174 | gcallery@phcn.vic.gov.au

Alexis Ward | Manager of Spiritual Care
03 9784 7691 | award@phcn.vic.gov.au

For printer friendly information, please download our Volunteer brochure (pdf 1 MB).

Other ways to get involved 

  • Bears that Care – Bears that Care have a very big job to do. They provide care and comfort to vulnerable patients, including kids and adults who come into the hospital. Bears that care also used as an educational tool to help explain to kids what’s happening. If you’d like donate a knitted Bear that Cares, please download the Bear the Cares pattern here.
  • Work experience – For Year 10 -12 students, Peninsula Health has a Work Experience Program which offers students the opportunity to observe and learn about the range of career pathways. For information on how to apply for work experience please contact our Human Resources Department on 9784 2700.