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Volunteering at Peninsula Health

 

Our Volunteers

More than 800 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. Volunteering opportunities include:

  • Volunteer – Volunteers are found helping out in wards, kiosks, Emergency Departments, activity rooms, reception areas, in the community and participating in fundraising activities. 
  • Consumer Representatives – These roles represent patient, consumer, carer and community views on how we provide our services, through participating in our Consumer Participation Program which includes: Community Advisory Groups, Committees, Working Groups and other activities. Find out more about consumer representatives
  • 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.


Our 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.

Peninsula Health Auxiliaries

  • 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
  • Rosebud Hospital Pink Lady Group
  • Rosebud Hospital Garden Group

Current Volunteer Vacancies 

  • The Outpatient Clinic at Frankston Hospital is looking for volunteers to work in partnership with staff to help create a welcoming and supportive environment for our clients.
  • Create a positive healing and relaxing experience for patients in Frankston Hospital’s Oncology Day Unit by providing hand-foot massage.
  • Join our friendly group of Flower Arranging volunteers on Tuesday and Friday mornings to help brighten up The Mornington Centre with blooms, smiles and a chat.
  • Rosebud Hospital Garden Group would like more ‘green thumbs’ to help maintain and beautify the hospital gardens.
  • 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 Emergency is getting prepared for a busy summer season and would welcome additional Assistance & Care (ACE) Volunteers to support patients and families during what is a difficult time – a trip to the Emergency Department. It is a great role for people who have good communication skills and wish to help patients/families feel calmer in a stressful environment. We have expectations that volunteer applicants will commit to long term volunteering (a minimum of 6 months) and rostered hours, with at least one 3 hour shift / fortnight.

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
Peninsula Health  
Frankston Hospital
PO Box 52 FRANKSTON 3199
03 9784 2674 | hwilson@phcn.vic.gov.au

Gloria Callery | Coordinator of Volunteers Community Health
Peninsula Health 
Frankston Community Health
PO Box 52, Frankston 3199
03 9784 8174 | gcallery@phcn.vic.gov.au

For Pastoral Care volunteer enquiries:

Alexis Ward | Manager of Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy
Peninsula Health  
Frankston Hospital
PO Box 52 FRANKSTON 3199
03 9784 7691 | award@phcn.vic.gov.au

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