Volunteers are Vital!
At Kyabram District Health Service we value the contribution volunteers make across all sections of our organisaton.
Our volunteers model our organisational values:
- Empathy by the care and compassion they demonstrate to our Residents, Patients, Clients, Staff and each other.
- Wellbeing by caring for themselves and supporting the physical, emotional and social wellbeing of those we care fore.
- Community: our volunteers embody the cohesiveness and spirit of our local community by their willingness to share their time helping us provide the quality of care we strive to provide to our community an district.
Working in a wide range of areas including Sheridan Aged Care (Sheridan), Planned Activity Group (PAG), hospital wards, Primary Health and Administration, volunteers bring a wealth of knowledge, skills and abilities that are greatly appreciated by staff and patients.
Our dedicated group of volunteers are a vital part of the KDHS team and we are grateful for their ongoing support.
Culturally diverse community members including Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to consider volunteering.
Volunteering opportunities available in Kyabram include:
- Leisure and lifestyle support
- Assisting with activities at Sheridan or PAG
- Assisting with serving meals at PAG
- Reading or playing games with residents and/or patients
- Visiting and chatting with residents and/or patients
- Volunteer drivers
- Entertaining residents of Sheridan and/or clients of the Planned Activity Group
- Office administration including collating patient information packs
- Ward assistance
Volunteering opportunities are available in Stanhope and Tongala.
- Receive training to undertake their duties.
- Are placed according to individual abilities, and the requirements of the departments.
- Are valued members of the team, having rights and responsibilities.
- Can organise work times to suit their lifestyle.
Benefits of Volunteering at KDHS
- Uniform shirt provided
- Expand skills and experiences
- Meet new people and build friendships
- Provide much needed social interaction to residents or patients
Interested in becoming a volunteer? You will need to:
- Be 16 years or older (anyone under 18 must have permission for their parent or guardian)
- Undergo a National Volunteer Police Check (paid for by KDHS)
- Commit to a minimum of 6 months service and a minimum of 3 hours per fortnight.
- Be reliable
- Be willing to work as part of a team and undertake training as required
- Be punctual, neatly-dressed and well-groomed
- Be committed to the organization
- Have a sense of humour!