At St George Hospital we are extremely fortunate to have volunteers offering their time to support our patients, their loved ones and our community. Volunteers are an integral part of our hospital.
Are you interested in becoming a volunteer?
Contact the Volunteer Manager on email SESLHD-STG-Volunteers@Health.nsw.gov.au or Call 9113 4728.
Volunteering can provide you with:
- A knowledge that you are helping people
- An opportunity to give back and to be part of our diverse community
- Learn new skills
- Opportunities for personal growth and development
- Friendship and social interactions
Click here to find out how to volunteer
Areas at St George Hospital for volunteering include:
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Pathology
There are a range of tasks that volunteers can assist with within Allied Health from administration assistance, to being involved in different Diversional Therapy Programs, collating data for special projects and assisting in exercise programs.
Bezzina House is a purpose-built lodge within proximity to the hospital. It provides a comfortable, low cost, home-away-from-home accommodation for cancer patients and their carer’s undergoing treatment at the hospital.
Our volunteers provide a friendly face to its residents and assist with the general up-keep or day to day tasks associated with the smooth running of this facility.
Cancer Care Centre
The volunteers for Cancer Care are there to guide you throughout the centre, from checking- in to sitting with you and conversing.
Our volunteers make a significant impact in this busy location. They greet and comfort unaccompanied patients or assist visitors find their way through the department. They are a calming presence to those waiting by offering conversation as well as helping out in the Emergency Department with whatever is needed.
Aged Care Precinct
The volunteer’s help deliver in a diversional therapy program for the aged care wards. This can include reading, playing games, playing music, or providing conversation.
There are a variety of administrative tasks that volunteers assist with in our outpatient areas including collating information packs, filing, re-stocking shelves and running errands. A very valuable role and great for those people wanting to up-skill into a medical administration role.
Some patients may feel isolated or missing family and friends. Our volunteers can become patient companions and visit on a regular basis. Assisting the administration Officer for the ward is also welcome by running errands or answering phones.
Patient Book Give-away
We have a variety of books that have been donated. A volunteer maintains the library and delivers books to the patients with a smile and a chat.
With on-going re-developments, it is sometimes intimidating to find where you need to go within the hospital. Our wayfinding volunteers are located at the main entrances and the Information Booth. They provide a welcome relief to get you to your appointment on time or help find your friend or relative.
Looking for something different? Volunteers are needed at specific times throughout the year to play-act as patients for training of our future medical staff.