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The Health Service recognises the enormous value and support provided by our significant team of volunteers. We continue to seek ways by which we can enrich the experience to maintain and encourage their involvement. Ongoing training is provided to ensure safety and personal development for volunteers. Their involvement in the service planning exercise undertaken by the Health Service provided valuable input into the process.

The Health Service recognises the time, effort and feedback provided by our volunteers. We never underestimate the value of our volunteer teams.

Volunteers are valued members of the Beaufort and Skipton Health Service team assisting us to in many different ways to care for our residents and members of the wider community.

Volunteers can work with us on many things, including:

  • Meals on Wheels
  • Community Transport Program
  • Hostel and Nursing Home Visitor Program

All volunteers are subject to a Police Check, which will be undertaken at no personal cost to the applicant. And all volunteers must sign a 'Confidentiality Agreement' in which they will agree not to discuss any matter of patient health or sensitive hospital operations with any member of the general public.

Meals on Wheels

Working in teams of two, Meals on Wheels Volunteers deliver prepared meals to individuals living in Beaufort or Skipton. The people receiving the meals are usually isolated; low-income; aged care; or otherwise unable to provide meals for themselves. The volunteers will be agile enough to undertake all tasks associated with meal delivery, including lifting of individual meals from the eskies and delivering them to the front or back door of residence.

Community Transport Program

Community Transport Drivers undertake the transportation of individuals to medical appointments in Skipton, Beaufort, Ballarat, Geelong, Ararat and Melbourne etc. People using this service are usually isolated; low-income; aged care; or otherwise unable to transport themselves to their medical appointments. Where possible, such transport will be carried out in a vehicle owned and operated by the Health Services. If a vehicle is not available, Community Transport Drivers will be reimbursed for their petrol and operating costs. The volunteers must possess a full driver's license and have a good driving record.

Hostel and Nursing Home Visitor Program

Many of our residents in the Hostel or Nursing Home enjoy visits from volunteers. Volunteers who wish to interact either as a group or individually with Hostel and Nursing Home residents may do so by prior arrangement with the Hostel or Nursing Home at either the Beaufort or Skipton campus.

Volunteers agree to undertake unpaid service, although reimbursement is available for reasonable out-of-pocket expenses

If you are interested in volunteering with the Health Service we welcome your enquiry.

For Volunteer Enquiries in Beaufort and Skipton
Please phone 03 5340 1134


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