Why Volunteer with Monash Health?
Volunteering applications for Monash Health are currently closed. Watch this space for future volunteering opportunities.
People volunteer for many different reasons. They may wish to become actively involved in the community, perform school community service hours, develop skills and experience as wel as sharing their special touch when people are sick, or………. just because it feels good to help others. Whatever the reason, volunteers do make a difference. Volunteers make it happen!
Volunteers at Monash Health range in age from 18 to 90 plus years of age. They are students, retirees, those in transition, those with special skills who have extra time and individuals who are fully employed. The Monash Health Volunteering Program is underpinned by “Principles of Volunteering” with training and support available by yourside.
Monash Health’s Commitment to Volunteering
Monash Health encourages and supports the participation of volunteers towards achieving its vision of better health for our community. Volunteers will perform tasks and be in roles that enhance patient and client care, providing a service that would not otherwise be available, guided and supported by relevant volunteering policies and procedures.
Monash Health welcomes Volunteers from all walks of life, all ages and diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds, who reflect the multicultural community of our region.
Volunteering applications for the New Monash Children’s Hospital have now closed. Watch this space for future volunteering opportunities.
Monash Health volunteers provide a range of support services, from our children's wards to guiding patients and visitors to their destination, day group therapy sessions to social support visits in the wards and units. Casual volunteers administrative assistance is always appreciaetd at our various units as well as with our historical collection.
The Monash Health Volunteer services operate across 5 hospitals and 2 Community Care based services. Dedicated program volunteers play a vital role in improving the care experience for patients, carers and visitors.
Areas of Volunteers' Support at Monash Health
• Administrative / Clerical Support
• Ward Social Support
• Concierge Services
• Consumer Participation Programs
• Assisting in Group Programs
• Emergency Department
• Monash Foundation and Events
• Gift Shop at Kingston Centre
• Transport Services
• Imaging Department
• Visiting Pets
• Volunteer Library Service
• Flower care
“I find it very rewarding to work with the children, often the kids want to talk to you
and it’s nice to cheer them up during their hospital stay”.
Pat Volunteer for 23 years, Monash Health, Clayton.
Congratulations to our Refugee Health Volunteer Soccer Team
who took out the inaugural ‘SEDA welcomes SEEKERS’ Soccer Tournament,
Wednesday 12th of November 2014, in Ringwood.
(Photography by Community Health Volunteer, Ashkan)
Dandenong Hospital Transit Lounge support from Amanda.
Volunteers who join Monash Health, have access to safe free parking and a range of yearly available immunisation (Flu vaccine) whilst volunteering.
In addition, all Monash Health volunteers' support is acknowledged with the annual volunteer recognition program. Volunteers are also able to take advantage of all the professional educational programs that each facility has to offer to its staff and volunteers. If required, a written reference is available at the end of their volunteering commitment.
At Monash Health, staff and volunteers are part of the team that make a mutual commitment to give quality service.
Volunteers are asked to commit three to four hours per week for a period of one year. Induction to Monash Health, orientation, training and ongoing support is assured.
Individuals with a mature caring attitude, willing to be part of the Monash Health Volunteering Programs can contact the Coordinator of the facility closest to you to discuss Volunteering opportunities. All volunteers part of the Monash Health Volunteering Program need to be over 18 years of age.
• Australian Volunteers International www.australianvolunteers.com.au
• Department of Planning and Community Development www.dvc.vic.gov.au
• Eastern Volunteers www.easternvolunteers.org.au
• Go Volunteer www.govolunteer.com.au
• Volunteering Australia www.volunteeringaustralia.org
• Volunteering Victoria www.volunteeringvictoria.com.au