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Volunteer at NHW

Phone: (03) 5722 5297
Email: volunteers@northeasthealth.org.au
Monday to Thursday – 9.00am to 5.00pm 

Our team of more than 300 volunteers provide invaluable support and assistance to families, patients, residents and staff at Northeast Health Wangaratta. Our volunteers give their time freely to support our organisation and their local community. People of all ages and from all walks of life become volunteers. Volunteering can provide a sense of purpose and meaning, keeping you connected and engaged with your local community.

volunteer chatting with patientAt Northeast Health we work with you to ensure your interests and skills are accommodated, which may include;

  • gardening
  • arts and craft
  • sports
  • card playing
  • walking
  • pets
  • music
  • theatre
  • conversation
  • listening
  • reading
  • a second language

We are always on the lookout for different interests that people would like to incorporate into our program. Contact us to chat about how you can make a great contribution to Northeast Health and your community.

In addition to our permanent volunteers, a number of service clubs, students, local community groups and individuals also volunteer for fundraisers, special events, and projects.

Volunteer program

As a volunteer, you can become involved in many areas of Northeast Health such as:

  • homeward bound
  • community advisory committee
  • emergency department liaison
  • friends of the hospital auxiliary
  • fundraising
  • general assistance
  • Illoura lifestyle program
  • library services
  • Meals on Wheels
  • meal-time buddies
  • palliative care
  • pastoral care
  • patient/resident activities

All eligible volunteers must:

  • Be 16 years or older (anyone under 18 must have permission from a parent or guardian)
  • Undergo a National Volunteer Police Check (paid for by Northeast Health)
  • Complete a Working with Children Check
  • Sign a Statutory Declaration
  • Commit to a minimum of six months service and a minimum of 3 hours a fortnight
  • Complete relevant orientation and training
  • Attend ongoing information and education sessions
  • Sign and agree to our Confidentiality Agreement/Volunteer Agreement
  • Keep us updated with any changes in availability and contact details
  • Volunteer according to the Northeast Health values of
    • Caring – We are responsive to and care for our community, our patients, their families, carers and staff
    • Excellence – We continually strive to deliver efficient, innovative and evidence-based healthcare
    • Respect – We believe that positive outcomes are achieved through trust and mutual understanding
    • Integrity – We are open and ethical in all our actions
    • Fairness – We promote equality and fair access that is sensitive to individual needs.

Become a volunteer

You can apply to become a volunteer by completing the Volunteer Application Kit and sending it to:

Volunteer Services
Northeast Health Wangaratta
PO Box 386, Wangaratta, VIC 3676