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Volunteers are an integral part of the care provided by the Mater. Our volunteers play a crucial role in our healing ministry, providing a personal touch whilst working side by side with our staff and other volunteers.
The Mater volunteers are a diverse group of people who bring a range of skills and experience to the hospital. There are many ways a volunteer can contribute to the hospital and volunteer roles include patient escorting duties; looking after renal patients and chemotherapy patients; tending to patients’ flowers; delivering newspapers and operating the library trolley. Volunteering commitments vary between weekly or fortnightly shifts depending on your availability and the role you are trained in.
There are a number of steps involved in becoming a Mater Volunteer. In the first instance please contact 9900 7376 or email Mater Volunteers.
Following a successful interview, an applicant will be required to complete a number of forms including a National Criminal Check. You will also need to apply for a Working with Children Check, and show evidence from a medical practitioner that all your immunisation vaccinations are up to date according to the hospital’s requirements. All new volunteers attend a one-day orientation session, after which an annual education session is organised to cover areas including fire evacuation procedures, infection control and Work Health and Safety.
We ask that all our volunteers be able to commit to the role for a minimum of 12 months and to be over the age of 18.
Volunteering at the Mater is a very rewarding and worthwhile venture. Please contact the Volunteer Manager on 99007376 to make further enquiries.
Download the SVHA Private Hospitals Charter for Volunteering (PDF 458.2KB)