Volunteering at Alfred Health

Volunteering at The Alfred

The Volunteer Program at The Alfred recruits and orientates volunteers to provide many extra services that supplement the care and treatment of patients at The Alfred.  The Alfred Volunteers provide a complimentary service to that provided by paid staff.

Volunteers add to our quality of health care by helping support patients, their families, the staff, visitors and the community within the hospital.

Volunteers perform a variety of roles including concierge duties, emergency department support, intensive care department roles, hand and foot massages to patients, administration duties and many other volunteer roles as the need arises.

Becoming an Alfred Volunteer commences with an information session, these are scheduled throughout the year. If you wish to receive notification of our information sessions please submit your expression of interest.

Potential volunteers are required to undertake a police check and to attend 1 full day of training.

On-going training and support is provided to all successful applicants.

The Alfred values our volunteers and we welcome your enquiry.  If you can commit your time to support The Alfred please click here and complete our online expression of interest.

Please note, we often receive an overwhelming response to this program and can have more enquiries than placements available in the hospital, so there maybe a delay in processing your expression of interest.

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Volunteering at Caulfield Hospital

There are exciting opportunities for those wishing to become involved in volunteering with Caulfield Hospital and Caulfield Community Health Service.

We recognise that our volunteers compliment paid staff to provide excellent quality of care for our patients, their families, visitors and the community within the hospital.

Some of the openings include friendly visiting in the nursing homes or wards, group activities, hydrotherapy assistance, involvement in community activities and a range of other roles that supplement the care and treatment of our patients.

Potential volunteers are required to undertake a police check, attend an information session and an orientation to the organisation.

On-going training and support is provided to all successful applicants.

We welcome your enquiry.  If you can commit your time to support Caulfield Hospital and Caulfield Community Health Service please click here and complete our online expression of interest.

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Volunteering at Sandringham Hospital

SH VolunteersVolunteering your time to help others can be a rewarding experience.

You meet new people, learn new skills and give back to the local community at the same time.

We are fortunate at Sandringham Hospital to have the help of volunteers who regularly give their time to support our busy staff and enrich patients' experience in the hospital.

Our volunteers are from all areas of the local community and although they do not replace paid staff, their support is invaluable to our service.

Key volunteer groups are:

  • Pink Ladies help care for patients' flowers by watering, arranging & discarding when finished blooming.
  • Couriers assist with mail distribution, photocopying, filing, shredding, sorting and other basic clerical work
  • Kiosk Attendants help run the kiosk selling newspapers, magazines, flowers, cards, gifts & confectionery. The kiosk is open 1.00-7.00pm and is normally staffed in 3 hourly shifts. All money raised by the kiosk is donated back to the hospital to purchase new equipment.
  • Gardening Group help to maintain the large garden areas of Sandringham Hospital including weeding and tidying the garden beds.
  • Consumer Register gives members of the community, consumers and carers the opportunity to offer their input into Sandringham Hospital's service planning and decision making. We want to encourage people to have a say and to contribute their experience and knowledge to improving our services. Being part of the Consumer Register you will receive information about opportunities to participate in various groups. Click here to apply Consumer Register Form
  • The Black Rock Sports Auxiliary is also a vital volunteer group,raising funds for the hospital since 1950 through an Annual Charity Golf Day at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club. They welcome volunteers from the communityand also bookings for attendance at the event.

We always welcome new volunteers. If you would like more information on volunteering, contact the hospital on 9076 1000.

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