VolunteersDEDICATED, INVALUABLE SUPPORT.
VOLUNTEERING AT OTWAY HEALTH
Volunteers play a vital part in enabling Otway Health 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, in the areas of:
Friend in Hand Massage Program
Planned Activity Groups
Second Sails Opportunity Shop
Volunteer at Otway Health
Volunteering is a great way of becoming involved in Otway Health and community life in Apollo Bay. 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.
Register your volunteering interest today by completing the form below and we’ll put you in touch with our Volunteer Coordinator for a chat.
VOLUNTEER ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM
Our volunteers get rewarded for their efforts!
About ‘Volly of the Month’
We are committed to supporting and valuing our volunteers, enabling a positive and rewarding experience through this lively program.
Otway Health recognises the time, effort and value that volunteering brings to members of our community, and to celebrate this, each month we select one outstanding volunteer to be crowned Volly of the Month, rewarding them with a prize.
Our community loves our volunteers!
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.’
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’.