Volunteering

Volunteering

Our volunteers are integral to the health service and provide invaluable support to staff, patients and visitors. Bendigo Health is supported by almost 300 volunteers who help out by generously 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 in various ways and in various areas:

  • Aboriginal Services 
  • Aged Residential Care 
  • Basic Administration 
  • Patient Companionship on our Wards
  • Concierge and Orienteering
  • Inpatient and Outpatient Clinics

How to become a Bendigo Health volunteer?

Requirements

To be eligible to become a volunteer at Bendigo Health, all volunteers must:

  • Be 18 years or older 
  • Undergo a National Volunteer Police Check (paid for by Bendigo Health)
  • Working with Children Check
  • Commit to a minimum of twelve months service and a minimum of 3 hours a week
  • Complete relevant orientation and training
  • Attend ongoing information and education sessions
  • Sign and agree to our conditions of volunteering inclusive of adhering to privacy, confidentiality, code of conduct and working towards our vision and values
  • Keep us updated with any changes in availability or contact details

Application Process

Please only begin the application process if you are able to meet the above requirements. 

The application process for prospective volunteers involves: 

  • attending an interview (please bring along completed police check and statutory declaration forms to the interview)
  • police check
  • statutory declaration 
  • two positive reference checks carried out on each volunteer (one must be a work/volunteer referee)
  • undertake a four week orientation program (1 x full-day a week for 4 x weeks) 
  • placement interview 
  • All volunteers at Bendigo Health will require a Police Check and a Working with Childrens Check. Please access the information here: www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au  this Working with Children Check is free for volunteers.

If you meet the above requirements and are interested in joining our team please apply now.

Contact us

Volunteer Services
Level 2 Community Links
Bendigo Hospital 
100 Barnard Street
entry via Mercy Street

Phone
03 5454 7639

Email
[email protected]

LOHVE Network

The Leaders of Health Volunteer Engagement (LOHVE) Network promotes leadership within health volunteer programs, to provide a reference point for benchmarking of our services and to provide information back to health services and peak bodies.

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