Private Bag 13, Leongatha  Vic  3953

Tel:  03 5667 5555

Patients, Clients & Families

66 Koonwarra Road, Leongatha

Tel:  03 5667 5555

65 Bridge Street, Korumburra

Tel:  03 5654 2777

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Our Services   >   Primary Health   >  Volunteer Program

Volunteer Program

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Why do we need your help?

Every week, our wonderful volunteers make a real difference to the lives of our residents, patients and clients.

 

Opportunities to volunteer include:

  • 3 residential aged care facilities

  • Planned Activity Groups for older people

  • Program for young people with a disability 

  • Acute in-hospital & Chemotherapy

  • Medical records

  • Exercise program for older people

  • Administration at the Tarwin Lower Community Centre

  • Support to people in our Palliative Care program.

 

Orientation, training and ongoing support will be provided.

How can you make a difference?

As a volunteer you can:

  • Visiting residents & patients 1 on 1

  • Take part in the many group activities & outings 

  • Provide support to people & their families in the palliative care program

  • Administration assistance

 

It can be as simple as having a chat with a resident, taking them for a stroll around the gardens, read a book or the local papers, listening to music or enjoying a cup of tea together.

What skills do you need?
  • You need to enjoy spending time talking and listening to others.

  • You need to be part of a team.

  • You need to undertake a police check and training with our Volunteer Coordinator.

  • Importantly, you need patience, compassion and a great sense of humor.

  • You need to commit a few hours a week and be reliable.

How do you become a volunteer?

Help brighten someone's day. Knowing that someone is coming to visit is so important to patients and lonely residents and can be thoroughly rewarding for you too.

 

To become a volunteer please contact:

 

Volunteer Coordinator

Ph: 5654 2738

Email:  jacoba.henning@gshs.com.au

Contact

65 Bridge Street

Korumburra Victoria

Postal Address:

65 Bridge Street

Korumburra  Vic  3950

Telephone:

03 5654 2738

Email:

jacoba.henning@gshs.com.au

Hours:

Mon - Fri

8:30am to 5pm