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Volunteering at Logan Hospital

Logan Hospital welcomes all contributions from our volunteers. As a major health centre for our region, we care for hundreds of thousands of patients each year and have one of the busiest emergency departments in the state.

There are a range of volunteering roles at Logan Hospital through our valued partner organisations.

Volunteer roles

Auxiliary

The Logan Hospital Auxiliary is a dedicated group of volunteers who provide:

  • Meet and greet—assisting patients and visitors to find their way. Volunteers greet members of the public with a smile, and are happy to have a chat and direct them to where they need to go.
  • Craft shop—which has items for purchase such as knitted articles, books and crafts. Money raised at the craft shop is donated to the hospital for the purchase of equipment for patients.

Red Cross

The Red Cross volunteers provide an equipment hire service to Logan Hospital patients.

Equipment available for hire includes wheelchairs, crutches, walking frames, over toilet seat frames, etc. Patients pay a hire fee for each item and a deposit, which is fully refundable upon return of the equipment.

The Red Cross Equipment Hire can be contacted on 3299 9582.

Radio Lollipop

Radio Lollipop is an international children’s charity and provides care, comfort, play and entertainment to sick children and their families in hospital. It operates an in-house radio station and involves the children in fun play activities throughout the wards.

Radio Lollipop’s volunteers are conscientious, reliable and make a weekly commitment to the team. Radio Lollipop works in the Children’s Ward, Tuesdays from 5pm-8pm or Saturday 9am-12 noon.

Chaplaincy service

The Ecumenical Ward Chaplaincy Service provides care for the emotional and spiritual needs of patients, their families and friends, and staff.  Chaplains provide a willing ear—someone you can talk to—and their approach is one offered in friendship and with a non-judgemental attitude.

Chaplains are volunteers who are trained as pastoral care providers and who offer their services free of charge. Chaplains are available and in the hospital from Monday to Saturday and can be contacted by pagers 0699 and 0761 or by leaving a message on 3299 8970.

St John Ambulance

St John Ambulance volunteers provide:

  • Nanna Care program—working in the maternity ward to help make mum’s and bub’s stay in hospital as pleasant as possible. The ‘nannas’ help new mums and dads, provide information as well as a comforting shoulder ready to listen to any concerns.
  • Playtime pals—providing organised and supervised play activities for children, including storytelling, music, games, puzzles, drawing and imaginative play.
  • Lost property—assisting with recording lost property and contacting patients to collect items.
  • Friends of emergency—providing comfort and support to patients and their families while they are waiting for treatment in the emergency department.
  • Outpatient meet and greet—providing directions for patients throughout the outpatient department as well as minor admin duties.

Applying to volunteer

To apply to volunteer at Logan Hospital, contact the volunteer coordinator on 3299 8587.

To be eligible to volunteer you will usually need a Blue Card, be aged over 18 years and available for at least a couple of hours each week.

Last updated 7 September 2015
Last reviewed 7 September 2015

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