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Volunteers Required - Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service

Queensland Health

The Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service are seeking volunteers to join our vibrant team. With a variety of roles including patient and visitor support, specialty and inpatient roles in multiple facilities across the Sunshine Coast, we are sure to have the perfect role for you.

Multiple roles exist at Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Nambour General Hospital, Gympie Hospital, Caloundra Health Service, Maleny Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Dove Palliative Care, BreastScreen Qld Nambour and Glenbrook Aged Care Facility.

Roles available include:

Main Reception, Clinics, Adem Crosby Centre and Emergency Department

These roles are the best to get to know the hospital and services. Although mainly a meet and greet role, there are other tasks you will perform including,

  • Handing out donated items
  • Assisting patients to locate speciality areas such as clinics, ACC, allied health
  • Escorting patients to the clinic location
  • Push patients in wheelchairs to clinics (if required and if appropriate)
  • Social distance chairs in the waiting area
  • Handing out activity packs/ teddies to patients waiting, offering cups of water if required.
  • Folding letters, assisting with patient information packs (unidentified)
  • Assisting with adhoc requests such as handing out forms, surveys for patients to complete, stamping envelopes etc

Inpatient roles

The volunteer role in the inpatient wards enhances the patient's experience by providing a companion to those who may not have anyone visiting them. Patients could be staying a long time in the ward or they require additional support during their short stay. The role is not handling patients (no patient handling required), it is essentially hands off talking to patients, walking through the wards to stop at points of interest designed to initiate conversation and positive thoughts, handing out patient activity packs to keep them occupied.

Speciality Roles

  • Women’s and Family Services - handing donations to new parents.

  • Mental Health Unit -supporting patients by playing music, singing, painting, tending to the gardens.

  • DOVE Palliative Care (Caloundra) or Glenbrook Aged Care Facility (Nambour) providing comfort and support or tending to the gardens.

  • BreastScreen (Nambour) being a companion for patients.

  • Gardening (Caloundra) tending to the gardens at DOVE Palliative Care.

All volunteer roles are supported by the Volunteer Service. Training and mandatory checks are completed by the Hospital and Health Service for all successful volunteers. A Volunteer Vest is provided as well as complimentary onsite parking.

Volunteers are celebrated throughout the year by the organisation because they are valued members of the organisation, most volunteers stay for 5 years or more. Volunteers with the Hospital and Health Service are well supported, they have flexibility in their roles and make great social connections with staff, patients and other volunteers.

You can not apply for this role as it is no longer available.