Volunteers play a vital part in enabling us to provide quality Health and Community Services, responsive to our community’s needs. Otway Health is proud of the excellent work that is given by its dedicated and committed teams of Volunteers.
Volunteers are involved across many areas of our diverse multi-purpose Health Service. We estimate that Volunteers contribute around 200 hours of Volunteer work per week through our service to the community.
The areas are:
- Meals Delivery
- Aged Care
- Child Care
- Planned Activity Group
- Second Sails Opportunity Shop
- Neighbourhood Houses
- Health Promotion
- Friend In Hand Massage Program
Through their dedicated work, Volunteers at our Second Sails site contribute significant funds, boosting our ability to extend quality services to the Otways Community.
Here are some comments from our community about our Volunteers:
‘They are indispensable’
‘So open and friendly’
‘The community wouldn’t work without Volunteers’
‘Life would be very different without Volunteers’
We are committed to supporting and valuing our Volunteers, enabling a positive and rewarding experience through this lively program.
In 2012, two individual volunteers and two teams of volunteers were nominated for The Minister of Health Awards. We congratulate our Gardening Team for being the recipients of a Team Award.
In 2015, the Friend-in-Hand volunteer team were nominated for The Minister of Health Awards under the category of ‘Improving Patient Care’.
If you would like to find out more about a Volunteer Position at Otway Health contact the Volunteer Coordinator on 5237 8500