Volunteering for Yarram and District Health Service

Volunteers are a valuable part of the YDHS community, performing a variety of roles in all areas of the health service.

They provide support in a range of ways including as:

  • Drivers and caddies in a variety of programs;
  • Mealtime buddies who provide encouragement and assistance to nursing home residents at meal times;
  • Exercise buddies who assist nursing home residents to perform exercises;
  • Friendly visitors who provide companionship to vulnerable and isolated community members;
  • Volunteers who spend one-on-one time or help run activities for residents of St Elmo’s Nursing Home, Crossley House Hostel and the Planned Activity Groups; and
  • Palliative care providers.

Volunteers at YDHS also undertake a multitude of other roles including gardening, sewing, taking people on outings, running craft groups, offering computer assistance or just providing company.

Interested in volunteering?

We’re always on the lookout for new volunteers at YDHS.

Volunteers must complete an application form and undertake a police check prior to commencement. They are provided with relevant training and staff support. The time and day of volunteering are flexible and based on the volunteer’s interests. No qualifications are necessary – just enthusiasm and time.

Further information

For any inquiries or further information regarding volunteering please contact Marinda Smith our Volunteer Coordinator on 03 5182 0352 or via email at marinda.smith@ydhs.com.au.