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, in the areas of:

  • Meals Delivery
  • Aged Care
  • Child Care
  • Planned Activity Group
  • Second Sails Opportunity Shop
  • Gardening
  • Neighbourhood Houses
  • Health Promotion
  • Friend In Hand Massage Program

Second Sails Opportunity Shop

Through their dedicated work, Volunteers at our Second Sails site contribute significant funds, boosting our ability to extend quality services to the Otways Community.

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.’

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’.

Become a Volunteer at Otway Health

Becoming a volunteer at Otway Health is a truly rewarding experience. Give back to your community by supporting others in the coordination and participation of a variety of engaging activities and programs.

Volly of the Month!

Be recognised for your volunteering efforts – each month we select one outstanding volunteer to be crowned Volly of the Month, rewarding them with a prize.

Otway Health are currently seeking volunteers in all capacities. For your opportunity to help and be selected for Volly of the Month  – phone our Volunteer Coordinator, Meloney Howell on (03) 5237 8500 or register your interest here.

All volunteer positions are subject to a satisfactory National Police Record check and Working With Children Check. Otway Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.

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