Volunteers

Volunteering at Great Ocean Road Health

At Great Ocean Road Health, volunteers are the foundation of our organisation.

Their commitment, expertise and time greatly enhances the personal care the health care service provide to patients. For over 50 years, volunteers have supported our health care service in a number of positions such as, recreational activities, peer support, patient transport, gardening and special projects.

Why volunteer at the Great Ocean Road Health? Just ask our volunteers…
“I feel that my efforts as a volunteer are appreciated and allow me to make worthwhile contribution to our local community”.
“I really enjoy volunteering as I am able to help people in need, meet and work with others and gather new skills and ideas”.

Benefits of volunteering with Great Ocean Road Health:

  • Expands skills and experience
  • Enables support to the wider community
  • Help improve the lives of those utilising our services
  • Meet new people and build friendships
  • Great career experience

Aged Care

Providing support to our elderly through engaging activities including pet therapy and music, as well as shopping runs, daily outings, and coffee catch-ups.

Board and Committees

Members of the Great Ocean Road Health Board and Great Ocean Road Health. Advisory Committee are also volunteers.

Gardening

Volunteering to keep Otway Health and community grounds neat and tidy, and to promote healthy growing for native flora and fauna.

Health Promotion

Actively promoting health initiatives and looking after yourself within the community, and informing community members of services that we provide.

Friend in Hand Massage

Individuals volunteer their time to provide quality hand massage therapy to our aged care residents – helping them to improve their dexterity and comfort from conditions such as arthritis.

Neighbourhood Houses

Assisting Neighbourhood Houses with programs, and helping to promote activities, local gatherings and opportunities for learning and development.

Planned Activity Groups

Providing support and assistance to a range of planned activity groups within the local community.

Transport

Assist our staff with the transportation of aged care residents or community members either via our health care service buses or company cars.

Volunteer at Great Ocean Road Health

Volunteering is a great way of becoming involved in community life. It provides you with opportunities to meet new people, learn new skills and to share your expertise and knowledge with others to benefit our community.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at Great Ocean Road Health, please contact our volunteers coordinator either at Lorne Community Hospital – Joy Dywer on 5289 4315 or Meloney Howell on 52378572 at Otway Health.