From May 11–17 the spotlight’s on this amazing group of people, highlighting and recognising the roles they play in their, and our, communities.
Of the 6,000,000+ volunteers in Australia, 320 choose to volunteer with us. They’re ordinary people doing extraordinary things by generously donating their time and expertise to help run more than three dozen programs at eight of our campuses.
Here’s the sorts of things they do for us in and around Macarthur, Lismore, Camperdown and Warrnambool:
Research continues to conclude that volunteers are happier as a result of their volunteering. Which is why this year’s theme for National Volunteer Week is Give Happy. Live Happy.
Volunteering is a wonderful way to get involved in our health service, make new friends, learn new skills, gain experience and share your expertise.
We thank all of our volunteers for the AMAZING work they do and we hope you all have a great National Volunteer Week!
PHOTO: Our palliative care-specific volunteers celebrate National Volunteer Week with Volunteers Coordinator Marita Thornton (fourth left, second back row) and Palliative Care Director Dr Emma Greenwood (middle front). Photo courtesy of The Standard and photographer Aaron Sawall.