SVH Volunteers Service
St Vincent’s has a large number of volunteers who are a valued part of the health service team and complement the organisation by supporting staff, patients and family members.
Volunteers undertake a range of tasks including administration, providing companionship to isolated, lonely or anxious patients, delivering donated magazines and books to patients, assisting identified patients with their meals, facilitating activities (such as art and craft) and directing visitors throughout St Vincent's. Volunteers wear an identification badge and a volunteers’ vest.
Volunteers help in many ways by:
•Serving at our Hospital convenience store, ‘The Little Shop’
•Providing companionship for our patients
•Hospitality desk services
•Escorting and assisting patients and visitors
•Assisting on various wards, including aged care and ICU
•Administration •Biography Services for our palliative care patients