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Volunteer

Our volunteers are an important part of our healthcare services, and their contributions are highly valued. 

Some people volunteer during high-school or university, to gain exposure to different health care professions. Others volunteer at later stages in their life, particularly after retirement. There are no 'typical' volunteers and we welcome people from all walks of life.

Volunteer roles can be broadly defined into three categories:

Support to the visitors and public

Volunteers with cheerful demeanor and helpful manners make getting around our hospitals a lot easier. Volunteers help many special needs patients with better physical access to our services. Volunteers are ready to assist the moment people arrive at our front door.

Support to patients and their families

Volunteers have the time to listen, encourage and support. Sometimes it is difficult for the paid staff to spend as much time with our patients as they would like. Volunteers provide companionship and practical assistance for when patients can’t physically leave the ward. Volunteers also comfort family members and keep them informed about their loved ones.

Support behind the scenes

A lot of the good work the volunteers do happens away from the public eye. Reliable and responsible volunteer support allows the front-line staff to spend more time helping our patients. Volunteers also draw upon their life skills and previous professional experience to assist in specialist volunteer roles and with project work.

It is important for you to think about what you would like from your volunteer experience so that we can best match you to one of our roles.

Benefits of volunteering

  • Help the community at a world-class health facility
  • Opportunity to network and develop your professional and life skills
  • Social interaction with a broad range of people and cultures
  • Build confidence and gain experience in work skills
  • Maintain and increase your level of fitness
  • Exposure to diverse range of health professions
  • Support provided by a dedicated team
  • Insurance cover, uniforms and car parking
  • Meal voucher after a four-hour shift

Where can I volunteer?

Volunteering at Logan Hospital

Logan Hospital is the major health centre for one of the fastest growing regions in the state and provides a range of specialty services for children and adults.

Volunteering at PA Hospital

We are one of three tertiary level facilities in Queensland and one of Australia’s leading teaching and research hospitals. Our hospital cares for over 370,000 patients each year.

Volunteering at Redland Hospital Network

The Redland Hospital Network Volunteer Services Programs includes: Redland Hospital, Wynnum Health Service, Marie Rose Centre (Dunwich) Casuarina Lodge (Wynnum) for patients with acquired Brain Injuries and Bayside Community Care Unit-Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Services.

Last updated 12 October 2017
Last reviewed 21 October 2016

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