Volunteering at Epworth


 

About Epworth HealthCare Volunteers


Volunteers at Epworth contribute skills and time so patients and their families receive the best possible experience.   


Our volunteer programs are based on a commitment to enhance patient care and to enable volunteers to work as part of a committed team and be their best. Epworth has a training and orientation program for volunteers, and staff work closely with the team to ensure the experience is interesting, diverse and enriching.


Please note: Students seeking work experience or work placements should refer to the careers site.


Why volunteer at Epworth?


Joining a dynamic, committed and strongly established volunteer team you will be contributing towards Victoria's leading private and not-for-profit hospital.


Not only will you be adding to the care of patients, you'll be supported by a team where you are valued and listened to.


What kinds of things do volunteers do?


Volunteers at Epworth assist in many ways and areas to support, patients, families and staff.  Volunteering roles fall into the following categories:


  • Customer service: Wayfinding or concierge 
  • Patient support: Patient visiting, ward support 
  • Fundraising: Through Epworth Medical Foundation
  • Administration: Supporting busy hospital staff or assisting the corporate team

Volunteers at Epworth also:

  • follow Epworth values and behaviors
  • work as part of a team
  • are punctual, reliable and inform us of any absences
  • respect patients' and families' privacy and confidentiality
  • respect diversity in patients, visitors, staff and volunteers 
  • work within strict professional boundaries
  • maintain standards of safety and infection control
  • wear hospital identification and uniforms while volunteering
  • register their arrival and departure for each shift

How to become a volunteer​


First check whether volunteering at Epworth is right for you.

 

To volunteer at Epworth, you should: 


  • ​Be between 18 and 86 years of age
  • Be able to commit to a minimum of four hours per week
  • Anticipate a commitment to volunteering for at least 12 months
  • Be able to contribute skills and experience related to the role 
  • Provide referees to comment on your suitability for the role

In addition, you must be willing to obtain a Police Check and a Working With Children Check, and have no criminal history of violence, drug offences, sex offences or crimes against children. 


If this sounds like you, you will be able to apply to volunteer as part of the Epworth Volunteer Program. 


Contact the Volunteer Program Coordinator for current volunteer opportunities. 


Belinda Howard

Volunteer Program Coordinator

Telephone: 03 9426 6217

Email: volunteering@epworth.org.au​