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About Volunteering

Our volunteers are integral to the health service and provide invaluable support to staff, patients and visitors.


About the service

Bendigo Health is supported by almost 300 volunteers who help out generously by giving their time energy and care to the patients, staff, residents and visitors. They assist in many areas across the organisation including palliative care, intensive care, emergency, inpatient rehabilitation, discharge lounge and over five residential aged care facilities. 

Our volunteers support Bendigo Health through the following services and areas:

  • Aboriginal Services 
  • Aged Residential Care 
  • Basic Administration 
  • Bendigo Health Foundation 
  • Cancer Services
  • Concierge and Orienteering
  • Day of Surgery 
  • Discharge Lounge
  • Emergency Department
  • Inpatient and Outpatient Clinics

  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU) 
  • Psychiatric Services
  • Palliative Care:
  • Various Wards

The Leaders of Health Volunteer Engagement (LOHVE) Network 

Established in 2011, the LOHVE Network's purpose is to support health volunteer managers and coordinators in the provision of well structured, integrated volunteer programs that are inclusive and benefit clients, volunteers, health services and community alike. Each year, for the past six years a benchmark survey has been undertaken. Members of the network are involved in the design of the questions and pick topics to help them learn about other health services and develop and reshape their own volunteer programs. These are the results from the 2018 benchmark survey.

2018 LOHVE benchmark survey poster

2018 LOHVE benchmark survey report

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