We acknowledge and appreciate the hard work, skill and dedication our volunteers bring to our organisation. Our volunteers are highly valued by patients, residents, clients and staff for their generosity and compassion. In turn, we endeavour to make volunteering a positive and enriching experience for everyone involved.
Volunteering in hospitals
Volunteers form an important link between the hospital and the local community. They provide an extra dimension to the services we offer. From assisting with administrative processes to visiting patients on the wards, volunteers carry out various functions at our hospitals, contributing positively to the patient experience. Volunteers have fulfilled a significant role at our hospitals in Werribee, Heidelberg, Young and Albury for many years.
Contact us today:
Werribee Mercy Hospital 03 8754 3000
Mercy Hospital for Women, Heidelberg 03 8458 4444
Mercy Care Centre Young 02 6382 8444
Mercy Health Albury 02 6042 1400
Volunteering in palliative care
Mercy Palliative Care volunteers work with patients, their families and friends. They offer support, companionship and respite in the patient’s own home or in hospital. They provide their own dimension of care. We provide 30 hours of training for palliative care volunteers in a number of areas prior to volunteering.
Please call 03 9313 5700 for more information.
Volunteering in aged care
In our Residential Aged Care homes, volunteers are supported in a friendly environment and encouraged to use their energy, passion, skills and life experiences to enhance the lives of our residents. Volunteers play a vital role in helping us do the work we do. From having a chat to supporting people on a day out, you can bring a smile to the face of some of the most vulnerable people in our community.
For more information about volunteering with aged care please contact your nearest home directly or our lifestyle and volunteer manager for aged care on 03 8416 7912.
Volunteering as a Consumer Advisor
A Consumer Advisor is a volunteer who works in partnership with Mercy Health. They make sure the needs of the people we care for are at the centre of all decisions we make.
Consumer Advisors can:
- review draft versions of Mercy Health’s public documents to ensure they meet the needs of the intended audience
- work alongside our staff on various committees to ensure the people we care for are central to our decision-making process
- share their healthcare stories at our staff education sessions
- suggest improvements based on their own or other community members’ healthcare experiences.
Last reviewed November 2, 2017.